Loving Behavior

The feeling of love, like all feelings, is something that comes and goes, but we can act with love forever if we so choose.  We can choose to behave in a loving way toward others regardless of how we feel. Our feelings are unreliable anyway.  They are tied into a variety of factors, many of…

Changing Beliefs

Time and energy spent trying to change other people’s beliefs is often time and energy wasted.  Beliefs are very personal.  They run deep within our identities. They inform who we are and how we see and interact with the world.  They are not easily changed.  This is especially true when our beliefs are met head…

Acts of Kindness

Every act of kindness, generosity, and compassion is an investment.  All of the little things we do for other people add up.  But, they do not add up like credits in an account we can draw from later.  They add up for the other person.  Ideally, they make a positive impact on that person’s life…

Expansive Adversity

Adversity has the potential to give us empathy. If we allow it to, it can help us to see the world in a whole new light.  Experiencing our own fragility and vulnerability helps us to see how fragile and vulnerable others are. This experience, if we are conscious enough and willing enough, can actually increase…