There are two contrasting forces in us and in the universe. One wants us to be free and new; the other wants us to be safe and stable. Our job is to balance the two.
We are evolved with alarms to detect risk. But when those alarms go into overdrive, we can stop functioning so well. How can we protect ourselves against an excessively anxious response to life?
Do you have trouble staying focused in the present? This is a simple, easy-to-remember meditation to gain control over our mind and find peace.
The paradox of selfishness is that we are defending a self that doesn’t really exist. Once we realise the emptiness of the self, we can lose our defensiveness, and find greater peace.
We say we want to be free, but what does this really mean? How can we avoid the kind of ‘freedom fight’ that makes us feel isolated and powerless?
Finding motivation, in difficult times, is hard. Here are 4 things we can do to create a better motivational support structure for ourselves.