Category: Insights on Life

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The Transitory Nature of Life
The Transitory Nature of Life

A lot has been happening over the past few weeks that have consumed my awareness including testing positive for COVID.  Even though I was vaccinated I got pretty sick. I could not help thinking during this time that this experience was an excellent reminder of the fragility of life.  This is a ne...

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You do you, I’ll do me
You do you, I’ll do me

In the years leading up to me becoming an ordained Hindu monk, I had so many people tell me how I should be living my life. They knew I was very spiritually inclined and in the year before becoming a monk, I made my intentions to be a monastic clear to people. It was fascinating…

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COVID: The Path Forward
COVID: The Path Forward

The last 18-months have been challenging to say the least. For many, as a result of this pandemic, so much of life has changed – from work, income, lifestyle and more. For some, it has been devastating with the loss of loved ones, side effects of the virus and other severe repercussions. No...

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Big Dog, Small Dog
Big Dog, Small Dog

I once observed a man walking a big Rottweiler dog on a sidewalk. As he passed along the fence of the front yard of a home, a small dog came running up from the front door of the home to the fence barking.  This little furball threw its front paws on the chain-link fence that…

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Emotional Surfers
Emotional Surfers

Do you get affected by other people’s emotions? Do other people’s emotions impact how you feel? Many people surf the wave of other people’s emotions but emotional surfing is optional.  The words that people say to you contain emotions. Sometimes they don’t contain much emotion at all and at...

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Dealing with Disappointment
Dealing with Disappointment

To expect to go through life without disappointment is delusionary. Disappointment is a part of life. It is a part of life until we start to shift our perspective on disappointment. Disappointment comes when our expectations are not met. When we have invested so much in something or someone and i...

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Why we struggle to change!
Why we struggle to change!

“Have compassion for yourself. We all fail. We all screw up. Sometimes multiple times. As long as you are firmly resolved to overcome your shortcomings and never give up in striving to change those subconscious patterns you detest then victory is assured, for those patterns are no match against y...

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Gratitude and Specificity
Gratitude and Specificity

When we express gratitude or appreciation, it’s good to remember to be specific. For instance, instead of saying “thank you for being in my life”, you could consider saying “thank you for being in my life and always inspiring me to be a better version of myself”. Specificity matters. Instead of s...

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