No mistakes, only lessons.

By Nicole Urdang | March 27, 2012
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Panoramic awareness is based on a certain amount of trust, or optimism. Basically nothing is regarded as a failure or as dangerous. Rather, whatever arises is experienced as part of a creative and loving relationship toward oneself. Chögyam Trungpa There are no mistakes. All of life is a blessing given to us to learn from. […]

Guilt: The Useless Emotion

By Nicole Urdang | October 1, 2008
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Guilt is actually worse than useless, as it fosters bad feelings towards yourself and others. It’s easy to think that guilt motivates you to do better in the future, but that’s not actually what happens. Guilt leads to resentment of the person you might have wronged. Here’s how it works: if they didn’t exist you […]