Focused, present relating takes practice.

Because our minds are looking for complexity (as opposed to Simple Presence,) we resist the idea that the “many, many” issues we think we have are usually the same issue, in different guises. My favourite way of saying this is, “Baskin Robbins has 32 flavours, and they are all Ice Cream.”

The Myth of a Self

Consider: How often do you find yourself miserable, judging your life to be awful or meaningless, and what happens then? Do you not find yourself asking some form of this question: “Why is this happening to me? Why is my life like this?” Is it possible for you to explore the possibility that this is the wrong question? It is the wrong question because there is no “you” that has a life.