Letting go

Where do your negative feelings come from? Are they being imposed on you from outside? It may seem that way. You may think you have no choice. You may think that it’s not your fault, that you’re being angry because someone is making you angry. But that’s not the case at all. When you’re angry, [Read More...]

Hopeless feeling

Do you ever feel a little bit hopeless? The first thing to understand is that the feeling of hopelessness is just that — a feeling. It is not you. It’s just something you’re feeling. It’s not who you are. It doesn’t define you. It is merely something you’ve chosen to feel. Yes, at the moment [Read More...]


Obstacles are not a reason to stop taking action — they’re a reason to take even more action. Is there some law stating that difficulties are a reason to become discouraged? No, there’s no reason in the world why you must become discouraged when you run up against a problem. In fact, it is perfectly [Read More...]

Progression of life

This moment is as it is. The world is as it is. There is no use in denying or fighting against the reality of the moment. There is no use in wishing things had turned out differently. There is no point in being resentful. Yet there is every possibility of making things better, of improving [Read More...]

Which way?

Imagine yourself out on the open ocean in a very fast and powerful speedboat. Fifty miles away from you in one direction is an island. On that island is everything you could ever desire, the fulfillment of your most deeply held dreams. And all you need to do is get yourself there. It’s just over [Read More...]

Annoyed or inspired?

Imagine that you’re sitting at your desk, attempting to get some work done. But every few seconds, there’s a mysterious beeping sound coming from your computer. At first, you don’t pay much attention to it. Yet very quickly it becomes annoying. There’s a beep. Then a short pause. Then another beep. Then another and another. [Read More...]

What really matters

What really matters to you? Think of something you desire. It can be anything, something whimsical or profound. Now ask yourself why. What is it about reaching that desire that will bring fulfillment to you? Is it the thing itself or is it the process of achieving it? Or is it because it will lay [Read More...]

Expect the best

When you treat people as if they’re no good, they’ll prove you right almost every time. And when you let people know you expect the very best of them, again they’ll usually prove you right. Expectations make a significant difference in performance and results. Expectations are often a self-fulfilling prophecy. So it makes sense to [Read More...]

Always there is joy to be found

Wherever you may be in life, whatever your background or current situation, there is joy to be found. Over and over again, modern culture relentlessly shouts the message that joy is possible only when you’re comfortable, entertained, and have the material means to be continually self indulgent. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. [Read More...]


Passion is like gasoline that you put in your automobile. By itself, gasoline is dangerous and easily ignited. Yet when fed to the well engineered and maintained engine, the gasoline can be a powerful, driving force. Indeed, the automobile cannot operate without it. Similarly, your life cannot operate without passion, and yet pure, uncontrolled passion [Read More...]