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Change and Uncertainty
It is possible to relieve your mental suffering around making decisions by applying the Buddhist practice of mindfulness.
Living with Disappointment
If you choose to consciously accept life's disappointments, you will discover meaning in your suffering.
Lost in Doubt?
The antidote to doubt is faith, an active willingness to suspend self-judgment and to see for yourself what is true.
Making Major Life Changes
Does your desire to make changes in your life come from wholesome motivation or unresolved issues?
If you want to make lasting change in your life, practice starting over.
Are You Willing to Be Changed?
When you allow yourself to be changed by change, you end up feeling more like yourself.
Mindfully Making Changes
How to make the right changes for the right reasons and in the right ways. Read the following article and listen to the suggested audio dharma talk, and then deepen your understanding of the teachings by contemplating the reflections provided below.
Audio Dharma Talk
Can't Put the Rain Back Up in the Sky
The truth is that you will never be absolutely safe. All things change constantly, even what is most precious. You know that you and those you love will die, but not when or how. This is the angst of life, the price of being a conscious human being. It is not a flaw, although many people cannot let loose of seeing it in such a manner. It is just the way life is constructed. When your awareness of this vulnerability is triggered, you can be swept into panic, collapse into depression, or desperately try to distract yourself. One of the values of spiritual practice is that you are able to come to terms with this anxiety in a conscious manner. Your life becomes more integrated because you are no longer trying to deny or avoid what is true.
Not Objecting To What Is
The untrained mind will be motivated primarily by habits and reacting to what’s pleasant and unpleasant. When we object to the unpleasant we fall into aversion and clinging, making us much more miserable. Discover how objecting does not serve you.