So many of us are looking for ways to help this suffering world–happily and safely. For most, the challenge seems to be how to help in ways they feel meaningful. On the other hand, there are also many, many activists, social workers, and others who have found ways to help, but are missing out on the happily and safely part. So, how do we help the world while still having a good life for ourselves?
How To Be Alive
The stories we tell ourselves about the world shape our experience of the world. If you let go of the limiting stories you tell yourself about how you can fix your life and help the world, amazing things will follow.
This is the text of the recent email I sent out to our community of lifequesters. If you would like to be part of that community and receive updates about how to build your own good life, join here. Dear Friends. First of all, I want to thank the many of you who responded to […]
This is one of the many illustrations (click on it to expand) I drew as I was brainstorming for my new book How To Be Alive: A Guide to The Kind of Happiness that Helps The World (you can get a free chapter here and the free workbook here). Here is the text in […]
Do you feel you matter? In an email survey I sent out a while back, people said overwhelmingly that one of the greatest challenges to their quest for a life that is better for them and better for the world is the feeling that they don’t really make a difference. They can’t see that their […]
Part #1: You Already Have Everything The delusion in wanting more is that–in this moment–there can be no more. Just now is just as it is. And since–in this moment–there can be no more, everything that can possibly be is already here. Don’t make up anything in your mind and you already have everything. […]
What many of us want most deeply—assuming our basic needs are met—is to live a kind of life where spontaneously being our Selves is most able to happen again and again (for proof of this assertion, if you need it, look at Part II: How to Want What You Really Want in my new book How […]
Are you rethinking your life as the New Year (or any other transition) approaches? This is the second of two short extracts from my new book How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness that Helps the World about following your calling (find out more and order it here). I hope it helps. Imagine a farmer who has […]