Looking for the Deeper Meanings in Affirmations

In Life Is Huge, in the chapter “The Surprising Power of Affirmations,” Susan wrote that even though affirmations are generally short, one-sentence phrases, their power comes from the meaning that underlies that simple sentence. For example, take the affirmation, “I let go of my need to control everything around me.”…

A Kingdom for a Tomato

This month we’re talking about looking mindfully and looking deeply. Many of us might think that looking deeply isn’t that hard since we spend so much time looking deeply into our past or into our future. Revisiting past events is something that so many of us unconsciously do—thinking about how…

Focus On the Good

In End the Struggle and Dance With Life, Susan asked, “Why do we always look at what’s missing, instead of what’s there? Why do we always look at the bad, instead of the good? Why do we always focus on the ugliness instead of the beauty?” There is a lot…

An Abundance of Nothing

Freeing ourselves of excess belongings can help us to enjoy the things that truly matter in life. In this excerpt from End the Struggle and Dance With Life, Susan relates a story that speaks to the less is more mentality. Needing less and enjoying more is an appealing alternative for…