A trick for more inner calm

When you hear that someone is "self-possessed," what do you imagine? Someone who is very much in control of their words and actions … someone who knows what they want … and doesn't worry about what other people think of them. All of that may sound like a tall order. But it is possible, and it starts with loving attention to our internal experience. The state of our inner...
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How mindfulness keeps your “dark-side” in check

We all have a "dark side"...everyone of us does. Under the right amount of stress or pain, we can all succumb to dark, pessimistic thinking that results in ugly  words or actions. Our biology sets us up for this. Negative (a.k.a. fear-based) thinking is a "safer" option in survival terms. It keeps us on own toes when we're in real danger. But dark-side thinking and attitude...
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