Your Perception is A Reflection

Your Perception is A Reflection

Your perception of me is a reflection of you.   It takes 13 milliseconds for your brain to process the input it receives. That means everything you see, hear, taste, touch, smell has a brief pause from the time your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and fingers sense it to the time it becomes recognized for what it is. In that time your brain connects the input with all of the memories you have ever had or could even imagine having in order to...

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You Always Have A Choice

You Always Have A Choice

Every day that you wake up you have a choice. You can choose to stay in bed or greet the day. You can choose to live your day in anger or in joy. You can choose to greet people in fear or with compassion. Do not blame your path based on what some one else did or did not do. Do not blame your path based on what you did or did not do. The moment you open your eyes is the moment you have a choice to make. It is based on a single, very simple...

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Activate Your Meditation

Deep meditation is a wonderful way to remove the stress, anger, negative thoughts, and the distractions that generally undermine our lives. It is a way to calm ourselves so that we, you,  can turn dreams into ideas and ideas into actions, free from the delusions that all too often undermine the higher purpose to which we are trying to arrive. I recently told a student of mine, do not create issues that do not exist in your life just so that you...

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Parallel Paths of Dharma

Parallel Paths of Dharma

When you find yourself at an impossible fork in the road where every option seems to be less than ideal, take a break and let the Dharma decide. You can exchange that word for fate, the winds of time, or destiny, but sometimes the best decision in life is to do nothing and let the decision take care of itself. Yes, you lose what little control you think you have in the process, but you will find that making no decision is often the best way...

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Pick Yourself Up

Pick Yourself Up

There will always be days, weeks, even months when you feel as if the delusions of your life are overrunning your life. It’s okay, we all get them. It’s just a signal that it is time to wake up to the real world, not the one you think you are living in, but to the real world that is all around you. It may feel like you need a shot of caffeine or a cocktail, but it’s not. You just need a bit of sleep, some healthy food, to slow...

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Observe, Assess, Appropriate Action

Observe, Assess, Appropriate Action

It’s not just about the election, it is a lesson to carry with you for the rest of your life. I have been inundated by calls and emails from people on both sides of the aisle. Each had some very strong emotions about the recent election. Those emotions run the gamut of anxiety and anger to fear and helplessness. Each is also very complicated. On one hand, your emotions are a very real chemical response to the perceived threats of your...

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