Questions and Answers

These are my replies to real people's real questions. They are somewhat specific to those individuals, but I have posted them here in the hope that the answers might be useful to others.

Q: I did better than one of my friends at something she cares about, and now she is saying bad things about me behind my back. How should I respond? A

Q: I feel like nothing is good enough. I'm not good enough, and the world isn't good enough. I hate this but I don't know what to do about it. A

Q: Do you know of anyone who has made significant progress on the path without first going to hell? A

Q: Everyone seems obsessed with the end of the world. From mythology to current events, people seem to actually look forward to some final destruction. I want to avoid it. What can I do? A

Q: I feel like I deserve to suffer. I am a nice guy who is caring and thoughtful and productive, yet ever since I was a child I have had the sense that I should be miserable, and I have made myself miserable. What can I do? A

Q: I know what I want, but I don't know how to express it to others. What should I do? A

Q: I feel insecure about who I am. I often think I should be a better person.  I feel like no one is interested in who I am. Is there a way to deal with this? A

Q: While sitting, I had intense discomfort, but I let it be and it was okay. What happened?  A

Q: I am not Buddhist, but a lot of your answers here seem pretty Buddhist. How should I handle that? A

Q: What do you need to do to be a good leader? A

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