When I stop cajoling, negotiating, petitioning, and outright begging, that’s when I have surrendered.
Sometimes the darkness is brought on due to our actions, as evidenced in addiction. But other times, it feels random and unfair, like a cancer diagnosis for the mom who makes good choices and has two beautiful children and a loving husband.
I’ve been working through Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. He says that we can’t be spiritually healthy if we aren’t emotionally healthy. That’s kind of a no-brainer. I’ve been working on my spiritual and emotional health for the last 16 years, and I gotta say, it ain’t easy. If it were easy, everyone would […]
Worrying about the future doesn’t change the future. It simply wrecks the present.
It’s the holiday season, the season for glad tidings and cheer! I bet many people think they don’t want to deal with the proverbial “comfort and joy.” So for all of the Grinches, the naysayers, the Scrooges, and the Negative Nancies, this post is for you. It’s also for the depressed, the depleted, the mildly […]
Humans are complicated, they are layered, like Ogres. Maybe people are ogres. We hungrily devour those who’s words and behaviors are incongruent with our value systems.
Sometimes my faith is enormous like I’m ensconced in a fluffy white cloud, floating above all the misery. Sometimes my faith is small, like me.
Thoughts, beliefs, words are powerful things. I believe in the ultimate Goodness of God.
Love exorcises the demon of selfishness and replaces it with contentment.
Love is still the answer
True contentment comes from letting go of the belief that something is lacking and that if we can fill that lack, then we will be happy.