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Controlling your attention - being able to place it where you want it and keep it there, being able to pull it away from what's bothersome or pointless....

What is an open heart? The Practice: Put no one out of your heart. Why? We all know people who are, ah, . . . challenging. It could be a critical parent, a bossy supervisor, a relative who has you walking on eggshells, a nice but flaky friend,...

What's carrying you? The Practice: Lived by love. Why? Feeling both the world and myself these days, one phrase keeps calling: lived by love. Explicitly, this means coming from love in a broad sense, from compassion, good intentions, self-control, warmth, finding what’s to like, caring, connecting, and kindness. Implicitly, and more...

What's in your mind? The Practice: Be mind full of good. Why? It's kind of amazing: right now, what you think and feel, enjoy and suffer, is changing your brain. The brain is the organ that learns, designed by evolution to be changed by our experiences: what scientists call...

Are you seeing this? The Practice: Be Amazed. Why? As we move into 2019, here are my top five inner practices for helping this year be a good one for you and others (click the links to see the first four): Drop the stone Let it flow ...

Finding common ground with every person – especially those you fear or are angry with or who are simply very different from you – builds bridges among us, widens circles, and allows us to live together in peace....

Are You Growing? The Practice: Learn As You Go Why? I was recently asked about my top five inner practices for 2019, and here they are: Drop the stone Let it flow Learn as you go “Us” all “thems” Be amazed By “learn as you go,” I mean that each...

Is it stuck? The Practice:  Let It Flow Why? I think there are five key things we can do inside ourselves to be happier, stronger, wiser, and more loving this year: Drop the stone Let it flow Learn as you go “Us” all “thems” Be Amazed   My previous JOT explored the...

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