When I stop cajoling, negotiating, petitioning, and outright begging, that’s when I have surrendered.
When my thoughts, actions, and emotions are all in alignment, then the doing becomes effortless.
Let’s take off the blinders of red and blue, black and white, Christian and atheist, science and faith, us and them. Let’s recognize that we are all one. We are all made of stardust. We are all the same. Seek common ground, then listen.
. You want to be free of the COVID blues? Choose gratitude. Choose to shift your magical magnifying mind onto the blessings that surround you. Watch the blessings bloom.
When I am 100% focused in this moment, my listening improves.
Fear prevents us from seeing how we can help. It blocks us. We can’t know where the need is because our compulsive self-preservation consumes us.
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 […]
It is only by tearing down the false perceptions that we can start again.
We have to acknowledge and accept that frustration and anger are the same thing.
Selfishness promotes self-pity, blame, victimization. It equally encourages arrogance, pride, jealousy.