Tag Archives: Zen

Behavior change is difficult

Your mind works like this. It is really hard, at times, to learn new ways of doing something you’ve done for a long time. Behavior change is difficult. It requires focus, persistence, and patience. Watch the short video- it’s a cool way to illustrate the point.    

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The Two Discriminations

The human mind is awesome. Humans can create wonderful, glorious things. We have the ability to think abstractly and intuitively- we can imagine things and possibilities far beyond what is here at the moment. Language, our verbal world, gives us the means to communicate, contemplate, compare, evaluate—all the stuff you need to do to write […]

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There is no way to inner peace; inner peace is the way

There is no way to peace; peace is the way. -A. J. Muste There is no way to inner peace; inner peace is the way. -Me Commentary: When we are alive, we are doing something in every moment. Even when the body is still, the mind is usually up to something- thinking, daydreaming, planning, etc. […]

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Turning the Mind – from Marsha Linehan

((This is an excerpt from a mindfulness retreat given by Marsha Linehan. It is published on her website. I did not create this nor did I edit it. I highly recommend Marsha’s work for anyone who is interested in studying DBT or Borderline Personality Disorder. Visit her website at  http://behavioraltech.org/index.cfm for more info)) The very interesting […]

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Freedom happens now, not later

Hey- I wrote this 11 years ago. I found it on a hard drive while I was looking for another file. It is a bit simplistic but it has some ideas that are quite powerful if you actually follow up on them. ~~ Cliff When I think about my work as a psychotherapist and counselor, […]

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