The Quiet Mind Newsletter

Since 2003, author and therapist Dan Joseph has been writing the Quiet Mind newsletter. Articles in the newsletter focus on practical approaches to spiritual and personal growth. Dan draws on a variety of teachings, most frequently cognitive therapy, A Course in Miracles, and various meditation techniques.

Below is a selection of ten articles that appeared in past newsletters.

Much like guests at a masquerade ball, we tend to identify with our worldly costumes. But beneath these are our spiritual selves.

Accessing the peaceful treasures of the spirit may involve turning a two-part combination lock.

Many of us spend our lives searching outside ourselves to get something that is lacking. What if we could reverse this search?

Changing our mindset to a more peaceful consciousness doens't have to be done in a "big leap." Sometimes small steps are best.

The mind has unconscious "levels" that need to be passed as we make our way along the spiritual path.

Sometimes a shift in perception brings our goal into focus.

Self-forgiveness can be aided by identifying specific interfering thoughts, and making a shift.

The spiritual journey doesn't have to be a solitary pursuit. In fact, interpersonal connection can facilitate our progress.

In order to uncover our inner light, it can be helpful to clear away the "soot" of our self-pressuring, self-critical thoughts.

Many of us search endlessly for inspiration, never realizing that what we seek is all around us.

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