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It Depends

On uncounted occasions, I have heard people describe a difficult—often painful—situation or interaction, and then they ask, “What should I do?” I usually know something about them, so I don’t actually use the two following words…

Love is a Choice

Kendra wrote me a two-page letter telling me what terrible situations her son was in: using drugs, homeless, unwilling to find a job, and on and on. The email began with, “I just spoke with Jack [the son], and our conversation was so upsetting.”…

Emotional Physics

On a pool table, if you can measure the exact speed and direction of a moving ball, when it hits a stationary ball you can predict with almost complete accuracy the motion that will result in both balls, as well as where they will come to rest…

Such Power

I received the following letter from a woman who has been practicing unconditional love for a year or so: “I finally get it. After all the love I’ve received, and all the thinking I’ve done, it’s much simpler than I thought. I'm…

Cutting Silk

When I was a child I saw a black and white movie that depicted the ancient Crusades and a meeting between King Richard and the great sultan Saladin. When Saladin remarked on the imposing weight and apparent strength of Richard’s sword, the…

Direction

Just because you’re not running into walls does not mean you’re going in the right direction.