The Choice to Evolve: Part II, Politics
The most potent tool in maintaining the status quo is our belief that change is impossible.
You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.
During a long car ride home on a Sunday afternoon, while winding through cliffed mountains feathered with rusting, molting trees, my husband and I got into an impassioned conversation about enlightenment. Continue reading “Why “Enlightened” People Try to Convert Us, and Why We Can’t Stand Them”
Open pretty much any self-help book and somewhere in there it will talk about “letting go” of the past. It will tell you that you are not your past, that if you keep yourself trapped in it you can’t claim the glorious future waiting for you. Religion often tries to do the same thing. Some religions encourage you to “live in the present moment”, others to relinquish your past into the hands of an omnipresent god. Continue reading “Why Living in Your Past is the Key to Your Future”
“You are enough. You are enough. You are so enough.”
When I first heard these words every cell in my body rolled its eyes. Another stale mantra of self-love. Another flimsy, flowery incantation of personal empowerment. Next she’s going to say that she owes all her success to falling in love with herself, that she eliminated the word “can’t”, that her only competition was who she was yesterday, etc., etc., etc. Continue reading “Why Having a Purpose is Ruining Your Life”
It was a steamy August morning, and I was sitting across from a friend in Argo Tea. My iced Teapuccino was too sweet, too vanilla-y, but I still liked it, and my friend was sucking down a magenta-colored pomegranate Tea Squeeze. While I was dressed casually in a sheer Forever 21 blouse and navy shorts, my friend was rocking a crazy cute LWD (little white dress). Continue reading “The Soul: Now as Basic as a Pumpkin Spice Latte”
We are all in denial of something. Whether it’s about something trivial like how witty you think you are (you’re probably not), or something more meaningful like how communicative you are as a partner (again, probably not as much as you think), we all battle that familiar acridness of denial. Continue reading “The 4 Types of Denial Holding Us Back and How to Use Them to Reach the Truth”
You see it on Facebook all the time: “10 Things Introverts Do at a Party”, “How to Tell If You’re an Extroverted Introvert”, “Things All Introverts Hate”. Continue reading “What it Really Means to Be an Introvert (And How They Can Save the World)”