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Gina Lake



Gina Lake is a spiritual teacher who is devoted to helping others awaken and live in the moment through her books, counseling, and intensives. She has a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Her website offers free book excerpts and ebooks, a blog, and audio and video recordings. www.radicalhappiness.com

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How to Get More Love in Your Life

The question, “How can I get more love in my life?" is itself part of the problem, because this question assumes that you don't have enough love right now and that you have to do something to ..
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The Difference Between Insight and Judgment

Insight is a wonderful thing. It comes from Essence. Judgment is not a wonderful thing, and it comes from the ego, without exception. These two things, insight and judgment, often follow one after ..
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Navigating Changes and Challenges

Change feels like tossing a coin up in the air—you don't know which way it will land, good or bad for the ego? The ego is deeply concerned it will turn out badly. The ego considers the worst ..
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Happiness Is Being in the Present Moment

Love naturally flows out of the present moment, which is the only moment that exists. The present moment is what is real. When we bring a memory from the past, a fantasy of the future, a fear, a ..
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The Truth About Judgments

Judgments undermine our relationships with others. They undermine our own happiness as well, since how happy are we when we are feeling judgmental? When we are judging or being judged, we feel ..
(June 28, 2010)
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Little Things Matter

Some things matter too much to the ego, and this is a source of unhappiness, things like performing perfectly, looking a certain way, having certain things, and so on. The flip side of this is that ..
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Loosening the Grip of Desire

Nearly everyone is in the grip of at least one desire, sometimes many. Desire is a natural part of the human condition. It comes from a sense of lack that is created by the ego, the false self. It ..
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How to Move Beyond Anger

People make mistakes and do things that hurt and disappoint us all the time. And we make mistakes and hurt and disappoint others as well. If we are to maintain our relationships, we need to learn to ..
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How to Create Stress (and How Not To)

• Think about all the things you have to do. Do this as you are going about your day. Go over your to-do list mentally many times a day, especially in the midst of doing something. Then talk ..
(June 10, 2010)
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Love Is a Way of Being

Love isn't something that someone causes us to feel, but a state of being that we experience whenever we are fully present in the moment to whatever or whomever is showing up. Love is our natural ..
(June 06, 2010)
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Love Is Gentle

I was listening to a song the other day, and some of the words were Love is gentle, and love is kind. " The truth of that really touched me. We think of love as being a feeling—an ..
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Shifting Your Perspective with Gratitude

Gratitude comes from Essence. It's not the ego's nature to be grateful, but quite the opposite. When you are feeling gratitude, it's helpful to acknowledge it and really allow yourself to feel it, ..
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Examining the Reality and Truth of Thoughts

Thoughts may have some wisdom to them, but for the most part, they are stabs at truth and tell us little about how to live in this moment. Instead, they keep us at arm's length from the moment. They ..
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The Fullness of the Now

Knowing in the Now Just sit still a moment and experience what is. What do you experience? a thought? a sensation? an image? a feeling? a desire? tension? relaxation? contraction? expansion? ..
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Quieting the Mind and Being Present

Intuition is the language of the Heart. The Self speaks to us primarily through our intuition. It uses other methods of communication as well, but intuition is to the Heart, what thoughts are to the ..
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Why We Suffer

The egoic mind is the cause of suffering. Nothing more. Suffering only happens in response to a thought. We suffer because we think something about what is happening, what happened, or what might ..
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Wanting to Know the Future

One of the ego’s strongest desires is to know the future. It wants to know the future very badly, so badly that it often resorts to making it up, if not in a full-blown fantasy, at least in ..
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Living Without Mirrors

How we look is so important in this culture. How we look becomes how we see ourselves. The image in the mirror seems like who we are. We carry that image around with us inside our heads, and when we ..
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Happiness Is Here Right Now

Many people would define a successful life as a happy one, so we go about trying to be happy in many ways. Some people try to attain happiness through accomplishments and material things, while ..
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The Hidden Blessing in Limitation

With all the talk about abundance these days, I would like to put in a good word for limitation. The experience of limitation, whether it is around money, relationships, success, beauty, health, or ..
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There Is Always Something to Love

The alternative to rejecting something about the way things are, which is what the ego does, is finding something to love about it. There is always something to love in every moment. Can you find a ..
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Awareness Is Who You Are

Awareness always is. There is never a time when you are not aware. Even when you sleep and dream, you are aware that you have slept and dreamt. Awareness is the one constant in life. It is even ..
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All You Have Is Now

The Now is the only reality. It’s all that really exists. The past is a memory, the future is a fantasy, and memories and fantasies are just ideas, and quite inaccurate ones at that. Thoughts ..
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