Dealing with the inner critic

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Helping through entanglement

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

The other day someone shared a powerful exercise in our small sangha that is really so simple but a complete game changer. This is about feeling gratitude on behalf of someone else even if their good fortune doesn’t apply to you and your current circumstances. For example, they get to do a course you wanted […]

Do you feel like you don’t fit in?

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Our lives are driven by the questions we ask ourselves. Are you asking the right questions? There’s something compelling about running with the herd, moving as one at recklessly high speeds. Horses tune into this state. It is like they can’t stop themselves. Cyclists feel it too. Wheels whirring. A sense of peace that comes […]

Pain in the world – how can you help?

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

(This article was written in response to the Paris massacre.) The German word for compassion is Mitgefefühl (to feel with) or Mitleid (to suffer with) but this could be a catastrophe for us or the world in general unless we do it consciously. Read the short version about this in Living Now Magazine – December […]

Byron Katie – this week in Earth School

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

“Every story is a variation on a single theme: This shouldn’t be happening. I shouldn’t be having this experience. God is unjust. Life isn’t fair.” ~ Byron Katie, Loving What Is “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Byron Katie shared her wisdom with with us in Earth […]

Just ask yourself 4 Questions (interview with Byron Katie)

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Byron Katie has helped millions of people with ‘The Work’ – a way of questioning and releasing whatever is causing you much suffering. The following 4 questions are Byron Katie’s gift to humanity. They are the core of doing ‘The Work’ Here is how I see it: If you are staring down the throat of […]

Byron Katie says yes to Switzerland

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

“It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Byron Katie Byron Katie will be sharing her wisdom with us in Earth School’s open auditorium in a few weeks and she will be doing a European tour in July (Amsterdam, Swiss Alps, Paris, Zurich, Cologne and Bad Neuenahr, Germany.) I’m […]

Are you in danger of tunnel vision?

Friday, August 8th, 2014

“Right Thought is mastery” James Allen, As a Man Thinketh Most of the tunnels in our lives are self created. The good news is we can trim back the overgrowth. Reshape our perspective. Or even reinvent our world view and, as a result, our destiny. How? Constant pruning and management of our thoughts. Every few […]

Happiness tip 3: self forgiveness and willpower

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

“Please don’t be too hard on yourself!” Most of us think that letting yourself off the hook is a recipe for disaster but fascinating new research from Standford University shows that actually the opposite is true. Kelly McGonigal, author of the Willpower Instinct, says, “The harder you are on yourself when you have a willpower […]

Happiness Tip 1 – Just don’t go there!

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

“When you are in the wrong place inwardly it doesn’t matter where you are outwardly.” Guy Finley I was clearing out the clutter in my computer a few days ago and chanced upon a recording by Guy Finley from a few years ago called “Stay out of the places that steal your happiness.” It’s a […]

Cutting ties that bind – our next call with Phyllis Krystal

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Our next call with Phyllis Krystal is tomorrow, July 5 at 2pm Central Europe. Elsewhere Phyllis will be walking us through her figure of eight technique to help you free yourself from the control of anything or anyone, or that prevents your real self from being expressed. Join this call here: Thursdays with Phyllis The […]

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