A path leads to a destination, right? If I get on the path it’s so that I will eventually reach a place. Like Nirvana or Heaven or a peace-filled mind and heart. Last night my friend said, “I just want to get through all of this and finish.” She, and most people I know, want […]
Selfishness promotes self-pity, blame, victimization. It equally encourages arrogance, pride, jealousy.
Freedom From and Freedom To
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.
Suffering Is Optional
When I find that I’m stuck suffering over my suffering, I will ask if I’m being selfish, or isolating or holding on.
Respecting the differences and actively, intentionally creating connection, allows us work and live together more fluidly.
Surrender is laying down your weapons and waiting further instruction. – Military definition When I’m struggling with God, my weapons are justification and rationalization, selfishness and self-centeredness, entitlement and expectation, bargaining and negotiating, judgment and critical thinking. I don’t want to surrender my weapons. They are mine and I know how to use them. What […]
“Don’t care how, I want it now!” Veruca Salt I have been a single parent from the beginning. No husband to run to Kroger for ice cream or talk to the baby in my belly. No loving partner to quell my fears of motherhood or the birth process. No father of my child to coach […]
We must avoid the deliberate manufacture of misery. – Anon. Nothing is more miserable than self pity. Can I get an amen? All you can think about is you and how miserable you are. And then you’re in this miserable bubble. And no one sets out to be in a miserable bubble. It’s not like […]
If you want to others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama “Maybe you should try practicing some compassion,” I said to my friend. “I do! I try to think of what I did to trigger his actions. What can I say that will make him […]