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How to Keep Going When You Want To Give Up on Life

How to Keep Going When You Want To Give Up on Life

TRIGGER WARNING: This post references suicidal thoughts and may be triggering to some people. Since my first post on Tiny Buddha entitled “Why I Didn’t Kill Myself and Why You Shouldn’t Either,” I’ve been doing amazingly well. I thought I...
Spiritual Loneliness and Feeling Disconnected

Spiritual Loneliness and Feeling Disconnected

Loneliness is a big topic, and it is a big issue for many people. Loneliness drives many people to the spiritual path as they attempt to find a refuge from this feeling. It’s a powerful body sensation, and because of it’s power, we need to take time to...
How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain

How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi Pain is and isn’t just like energy. According to the first law of thermodynamics, energy can neither be created nor destroyed but is merely converted from one form to another. For example, the...
Quit Trying to Be Perfect (You Already Are)

Quit Trying to Be Perfect (You Already Are)

“Perfectionism doesn’t make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate.” ~Maria Shriver Like many of us, I spent a big part of growing up feeling like I wasn’t enough. I was quite a studious kid, and this coupled with being terrible at...

The Action Habit: Put Everything Into the First Step

By Leo Babauta The things that stop us from taking action are all-too-familiar: Feeling overwhelmed Fear Not knowing where to start A habit of procrastinating and doing easier things It’s easy to get into a mode of inaction, but building the Action Habit can be...
How Expectations Can Drive People Away and How to Let Go

How Expectations Can Drive People Away and How to Let Go

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ~Bruce Lee About five years ago, I had a falling out with a close friend. I was irritated because she didn’t do the things I thought...