Fear is from thoughts and reactions to danger is instinctual.

Every fear we experience is made of thought. We think it, we’re “horrified” of it and we keep replaying it in our minds. We create and build our own fear. This process builds our fear higher which makes us think about it more, which makes it even worse. At what point does that fear become a phobia?… read more

Tonight, I pulled another card.
I got the Moon.

The Moon calls your attention to your shadow, becoming consciously aware of any tendencies to project fear and anxiety onto your external surroundings, and turning it around into more positive and constructive energy.

The Moon Tarot Card by xwocketx

The Moon is a psychological card of projecting fear into your present and your future, based on past experiences.… read more

BY LEO BABAUTA

Whether you’re in the U.S. or not, the results of the election can bring up some strong feelings — maybe outrage or depression, maybe elation and shock, maybe contempt for others.

In this crazy emotional time, I urge you to try a compassion practice.

Perhaps, like some people I know, you are angry about the outcome, and can’t believe your fellow Americans would elect the person they elected.… read more

Turn your “I can’t” into an “I can”

I “can’t” quit my job, I “can’t” leave my abusive spouse, I “can’t” tell my kids no, I “can’t” manage money, I “can’t” tell my toxic friend to stop calling… most of us have used that phrase at one time or another. cant

At its root, “I can’t” is basically a cop-out; it’s an excuse we use to avoid looking directly at – and speaking – the truth: I can’t quit my job because I can’t find anything better, I can’t tell my friend to stop texting or calling because they won’t listen or whatever the issue may be.… read more