Category: A Mindful Berean

This Does not Equal That: There is No Quick Fix

Expecting someone or something to fix us is a powerful illusion. A cheap drug that promises to make everything all better but almost inevitably leads to deeper pain and suffering—not because the thing or person is bad but because it’s our views and expectations that really need the work, and we just don’t see it.

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Parenting as a Jehovah’s Witness and Regrets

Witnesses don’t celebrate holidays, but did you know they also don’t celebrate birthdays?

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What is Love? Do You Believe in Love?

Nazareth sang about how Love Hurts. J Geils Band sang about how Love Stinks. Tina Turner asked, What’s Love Got to Do With It, insisting it’s just a second-hand emotion. We often speak from a place of pain.

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Rethinking Attachment

I’d say that we may not need to let go of the things we’re attached to but should focus on seeing how our attachments affect our lives and often control us.

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Floating in Meditation: My Experience in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

Now the idea of floating freely in water scares me. I don’t know how to swim, although I can tread water a bit for a minute or two. If I go overboard into the ocean I’m toast—very soggy toast.

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