How to resolve arguments with our loved ones?
Nov09

How to resolve arguments with our loved ones?

Suppose we get into an argument with someone, specifically a loved one with whom we want a long-lasting relationship. We…

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Have we earned the right to criticize?
Aug23

Have we earned the right to criticize?

When we see someone doing something that seems wrong to us, we often feel the urge to criticize and correct them. We may feel…

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Wrong to say others are wrong?
May17

Wrong to say others are wrong?

We live in a world where people have varying viewpoints, some that seem acceptable to us and some that seem utterly unacceptable…

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Light is usually seen before warmth is felt, but spiritual warmth frequently needs to be felt before spiritual light is seen
Mar10

Light is usually seen before warmth is felt, but spiritual warmth frequently needs to be felt before spiritual light is seen

If we are lost in the dark and cold, we can spot the light of a fire long before we feel its warmth. In the spiritual domain, however,…

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We don’t owe our friends a positive response, but we do owe them a sensitive response
Dec24

We don’t owe our friends a positive response, but we do owe them a sensitive response

Suppose we try something creative for the first time and are unsure about the quality of the product: “Is it good? Is it great?…

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Speak in a way that educates and engages, not enrages and estranges 
Nov22

Speak in a way that educates and engages, not enrages and estranges 

Suppose we have some knowledge that will be helpful or valuable for others. When we speak to share it with them, we sometimes…

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