Self Mastery

Who Sets the Standards

By Anacaria Myrrha | January 24, 2023

Some people have what seems to be an obsessive need for beauty and order. Even low-level chaos creates so much static and over-stimulation for them that it makes them feel a bit crazy. And it may be that when things are even a little out of order, they can’t find their keys or remember to…

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Survival of the Responsive!

By Anacaria Myrrha | August 28, 2020

I recently came across this quote by Leon C. Megginson who summed up Charles Darwin’s theories thus: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” And it occurred to me that the way for us to move forward in these challenging times…

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Attachment vs. Detachment: Not an Either Or

By Anacaria Myrrha | April 28, 2020

A number of years ago, I was consulting with a wonderful gentleman, (Dr. B.) at Kaiser for some mental and spiritual support. He was the personification of the ideal wise and delighted and delightful uncle archetype one would desire. During one of our discussions, I told him I was wrestling with the concepts of Attachment…

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Healing the Heart: A Forgiveness Practice

By Anacaria Myrrha | March 12, 2019

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Rumi, 13th Century Persian Mystic ~ One of the most important undertakings of our life is that of healing the heart. For it is when the heart becomes healed that we can most easily enter into and maintain a state…

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Discipline as Discipleship

By Anacaria Myrrha | February 6, 2012

“Self-discipline and contentment are useful.” The Dalai Lama ~ When we hear the word discipline, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that someone is going make us do something we don’t want to do. Self-discipline often means that we are going to try to make ourselves do something that we don’t want…

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Happiness is available . . .

By Anacaria Myrrha | December 4, 2010

“Happiness is available. Help yourself.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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