Monday “Mantra” – “BE HAPPY FOR OTHERS!” – NO!

I have heard so many "famous" people and rich people and "spiritual teachers" say how happiness (or insert some other self-reflecting positive attribute) can be achieved by not only being happy when good things happen to you but "genuinely" being happy when good things happen to others. That "genuinely" gets me because it speaks back … Continue reading Monday “Mantra” – “BE HAPPY FOR OTHERS!” – NO!

Friday Freedom

FREEDOM is the ability to RESPOND to any situation by looking at it antithetically.. If your natural REACTION to a situation is one way, try stepping back and thinking about it in exactly the opposite way. For example, my last post about "helping others help themselves" - that is, knowing first that the person who … Continue reading Friday Freedom

Wednesday Wisdom Part 2!

I just wanted to share the "wisdom" given to me by the landlady at my first "bad" apartment in this most recent run of "bad apartments." The landlady was amazing and I still think whatever she was paid could not have been enough to manage the apartment complex she did manage. At any rate, when … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom Part 2!