Letting Go

Anxiety, General

Recently I was listening to Pema Chodrun’s lecture on Getting Unstuck. She talked about the very human tendency to seek safety by holding on, by withdrawing and cocooning into what we perceive as a safe place in the world. In fact, she says, the safest and most natural condition for humans is one of unfettered […]

“Don’t Panic” (In Large, Friendly Letters)

Anxiety, Compassion, General

Anyone who has ever felt panic knows that the advice, “Don’t Panic”, is usually of limited usefulness when the need arises. When rising sensations of anxiety, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest begin, the ability of your mind to hear and absorb information or advice diminishes rapidly. You might be aware that the […]