Author: Jim Kerr

Depressed? Tried Everything? Then Give Up

No, I don’t mean that kind of giving up. As hopeless as you may feel right now, suicide is never the answer. It’s a waste of precious human potential and leaves a legacy of scars for those left behind. I’m talking about surrender. I’m talking about yielding the ego’s vain attempts to control every piece and parcel of your existence. I’m talking about giving up the exhausting effort to fix what you believe is wrong with you. All of that work is only making things worse. Give it up, let it all go, and feel the power of surrender....

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Getting to Equanimity

I was driving to the grocery store the other day and made the mistake of pulling in front of someone who apparently thought she owned the road we were driving on. Legally, I was in the right. I came to a full stop at the red light. I looked left before I turned onto the road. My mistake, apparently, was not seeing how fast this woman was driving in her Lexus. We were in a suburban area, in a thirty-five MPH speed zone. She had to be going fifteen miles over that speed zone. Needless to say, she wasn’t...

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Taming the Taskmaster Mind

Who rules your life – you or your mind? An odd question, you might say. What’s the difference? I am my mind. My mind is me. Not true. Step number one in finding peace in your life is understanding that your mind is not you but rather a part of you – that what and who you are is much deeper, more profound and more powerful than the executive function within your brain that thinks, judges, evaluates, prioritizes, makes decisions, and otherwise manages the day-to-day operations of your life. If you doubt that, then let me ask: when was...

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Stop! This is an Illusion!

“The thoughts you hold are mighty, and illusions are as strong in their effects as the truth.” – A Course in Miracles Recently I went through a breakup with a woman I cared about. We both deeply cared about each other but, alas, the situation wasn’t right.  I was flooded with anxiety, my mood plunged, I had a hard time sleeping. I felt the old black beast of depression and anxiety [read Live With the Beast Within] clawing at me, trying to pull me back down into the abyss. Romantic relationships – specifically, the ending of such relationships – have always...

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The Art of Change: The Grass Truly is Greener

It was a Friday morning and I got the call no one wants to get. Because of a shakeup at the company where I worked, I would be losing my well-paying job. I’d been there for 28 years, received consistently glowing performance reviews, climbed the proverbial ladder to the top communications post. But now the company was restructuring and new people were being brought in. Thanks for all your contributions, Jim. Time to move out. Good luck. Now, you need to know that I was miserable. This was a company that had been laying people off from the day...

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