My dad is an amateur musician. He started playing the guitar when he was 14 years old, playing along with the Kingston Trio, learning finger picking from Peter Paul and Mary, taking bluegrass classes from the guy up the street, and quietly swearing through Bach. By the time I came along, he was an accomplished […]
“In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” The Beatles “You get what you give” The New Radicals “Sowing the seeds of love” Tears for Fears If you plant corn, you expect to harvest corn. If you plant potatoes, You expect potatoes. It’s basic. You reap what you sow. […]
Cultivating self-awareness requires little but attention and willingness.
If I had been free from the fear of embarrassment, I would have been free to help Cindy out. What a simple example of what true freedom looks like.
When I find that I’m stuck suffering over my suffering, I will ask if I’m being selfish, or isolating or holding on.
Last night I was talking to my husband about feeling emotions as they come up and not carrying them with you day to day. It got me to thinking about what the Apostle Paul said about not letting the sun set on your anger. A lot of times that verse is interpreted as not going […]
“My life’s a mess. I’m single and will never find anyone to love.” “I’m stuck in this dead end job and will never make any money.” “I’m swimming in debt and I will never be able to retire.” “My kid has ADD and doesn’t have any friends. How did I fail him?” “I can’t stop […]
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” St. Paul “It’s just so hard” she went on to enumerate her struggles. “I don’t sleep, I worry all the time. About my son, and his school. I worry […]
“Love is what’s left when you let go of absolutely everything you don’t need.” Erich Shiffman “I can’t let go of everything. What will I be? I don’t want to be a non entity.” I completely get it. What would it look like if I were to let go of everything? Would I become nothing? […]
I was lying in savasana and my throat was all tight, tears were threatening to come pouring out of my closed eyes the thought came, “I did this to me. What is wrong with me that I would eat myself into 20 lbs? Don’t I care about myself at all?” After class I broke down […]