Hindrance of Extremes

The characteristics that make us each unique, special, and good as individuals, when manifested too extremely, can actually make us less effective in our ability to be of service to others.  There is, after all, such a thing as too much of a good thing.  This is especially true when it comes to our personalities. …

Immovable Center

When things are going poorly for us, when life is difficult and we are struggling, we are grateful for even the tiniest bit of relief, hoping with all of our being that our circumstances and our feelings will change for the better soon.  When things are going well, however, when life feels easy and things…

Guided By Compassion

As soon as we lose our compassion for one another, we lose our humanity.  Compassion is what separates us from the animals.  Of course, we do not need compassion to have intellects or free will, but these are wasted without it.  Without compassion, we are not much more than overly intelligent beasts determined to destroy…

Fear Is A Choice

People who want us to be afraid will go to great lengths to ensure that they get what they want.  What they want, however, should not be factored into our sense of happiness, contentment, or peace of mind.  If we allow them to manipulate, distract, or agitate us, they have already won.  Worse still, if…