The Practice of Living Consciously

Living consciously is both a practice and a mindset. It can be thought of as a spiritually fulfilling orientation toward life. Clearly the practice of living consciously exists on a continuum. No one lives entirely unconsciously, just as no one...

When Self-Acceptance Feels Impossible

For a useful exercise, let us consider the following question: Suppose our negative reaction to some experience is so overwhelming that we feel we cannot practice self-acceptance with regard to it? In this case, the feeling, thought or memory is...

A Reflection on Personal Responsibility

No one owes you the fulfillment of your wishes. That may sound unduly harsh, but it is a reality that must be acknowledged and accepted. If you are unwilling to take responsibility for the attainment of your desires, they are...