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…

A Moment Of Change

It is possible for our entire lives to be changed in a single moment.  In fact, every single moment is changing our entire lives whether we are conscious of it or not.  But, once we are conscious of these profound moments of transformation, we begin to appreciate them and to look for them.  We begin…

Growing Pains

We all have to do things in our lives that we would rather not do.  We cannot get our way all of the time.  Nor would we likely be happier if we did.  We need resistance to make us stronger.  Friction helps to develop our character.  Pressure forces us to grow in ways we otherwise…

What Needs To Change

When one thing in our lives causes us the majority of our difficulty, discomfort, or distress, we must ask ourselves whether it is that thing or us that needs to change.  This means we must determine how important this aspect of our life is to us.  Is it essential or nonessential?  Can we live without…