Self-Care is Anti-Selfish

Taking care of ourselves is not the same as only caring about ourselves. By starting every day doing something for ourselves, creating something from within ourselves, we can give freely of ourselves for the remainder of the day without regret. Approaching our day like this, front-loading it with time to meditate, time to move, and…

Be Generous First

Sometimes the shortest path to getting what you want is to help others get what they want. We all need support and companionship to some degree or another as we move through this life. In spite of what some of us think or say, we cannot really and truly thrive alone and in isolation. We…

Building Or Destroying Our Future

Every relationship, every interaction we have, becomes the foundation for our future. We cannot live in spite of others, successfully, forever. Along the path, at some point, for some reason, we are going to truly need other people’s help. When this occurs, if, up to this point, our only contribution to our relationships has been…

Generosity Toward The Selfish

Before criticizing a person who is selfish to the point of hurtfulness, consider how much fear and insecurity that person must have to believe that the only way to get ahead in life is to do so in spite of others. Selfishness, especially when taken to the extreme, is the outward manifestation of fear. It…

One Life or Two?

You cannot rescue a drowning person if you get dragged down in the process. Simply put, a person who is struggling to survive will not, can not, simultaneously also consider your well-being. In his or her thrashing to stay afloat, he or she may very well pull you under as well, causing you both to…