When you put someone up on a pedestal, you throw yourself down in a pit. And when you look at others as beneath you, you discount their opinions and beliefs.
Either type of comparison creates unnecessary suffering.… READ MORE
The Bible has been through billions of different interpretations. That means there’s no reliable way to truly understand what the originator meant.
There’s a problem with following sacred books like the Bible: We create our own gospels based on our perceptions and then browbeat other people into believing it.… READ MORE
We don’t really know who we are. So we create imaginary stories in our head so we can understand ourselves better.
But these stories are at the root of all your suffering. The second you identify with a hobby, skill, religion, shortcoming, or belief, you invite unnecessary problems into your life. … READ MORE
Addiction is no more of a spiritual problem than picking your nose.
In fact, it wasn’t until the early 1900s that addiction was even considered a spiritual problem.
Here’s why this matters for you:
Having addictive tendencies or compulsive behaviors doesn’t mean you’re spiritually bankrupt.… READ MORE
When you examine addiction up close and personal you realize something:
You’re addicted to your memories of your first experiences of your addiction — not to the thing itself. This is why it’s never been proven that addictive substances or behaviors exist.… READ MORE
Fear of failure haunts many of us. When we’re afraid to fail, we make more mistakes, drain our happiness, and fill ourselves with self-doubt.
But what if failure wasn’t real?
The fortunate truth is: you create failure inside your own head — it doesn’t exist outside of your head. … READ MORE