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.
Let us use this time to cultivate kindness, compassion, and tolerance. Let’s not allow this time to divide us even more so that we were before.
Thoughts, beliefs, words are powerful things. I believe in the ultimate Goodness of God.
God isn’t walking about here on this earth, swiping his card at the Starbucks.
“Gratitude research is beginning to suggest that feelings of thankfulness have tremendous positive value in helping people cope with daily problems, especially stress.”
When we let go of being perfect, we can become authentic.
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 […]
Last night I instigated a conversation with my work friend about sexual consent. It was fascinating to hear everyone else’s viewpoint. Everyone has an opinion based on their specific life experience. The trick is to find the commonalities of our beliefs. When we do that, we find commonalities in each other. When we stubbornly refuse […]
“Relieve me of the bondage of self…” Third Step Prayer “Why does your friend’s behavior upset you so much?” She said, “Because she shouldn’t be doing this stuff, it’s bad for her.” “Yes, but why are you so upset?” “I don’t know!” she said. “Maybe I’m feeling self righteous. She could be….” She went on […]
Get up/ get up and do somethin’/ How can you make it/ if you never even try? – Macy Gray “What are you going to do?” I asked. She said, “I just don’t know. I tell him how I feel. I speak my truth.” “Does that work?” “No.” Of course it doesn’t. If we keep […]