Judgment is a given. It is what you do with it after it has raised its hackles that matters.
What’s your nonnegotiable? What’s the one thing you must do most days or things will not go right with you? The one thing that you will not give up for time or money or sex. (Okay, maybe for sex, but stick with me here.)
When we can allow our hearts to have compassion for those millions of people suffering as we are in this moment, we begin to transform. Our humanity deepens, our souls soften and we suddenly begin to make sense of what the poets have been saying since time began.
We think life—and spiritual life—should look a certain way, but it doesn't. It looks every way. It's not about what you’re experiencing, it’s about how you are with what you’re experiencing. That’s where life is happening.
The truth is that we all have different internal struggles that get in our way when it comes to finding and maintaining the love we say we want. However, there are certain patterns we bring to our relationships that are based on our past and that often lead us to the same relationship outcomes. The good news is, if we can be open, curious, and willing to explore these patterns and where they come from, we can take a great deal of power over our romantic lives.
Spring challenges us to ride the uncertainty. To be patient. To enjoy the weather right now, because 10 minutes from now, some other weather front will have moved in and shifted everything.
You could look at parenting as an opportunity, or you could look at it as a calling to be stressed and overwhelmed. If you look at it as an opportunity, then you learn that reactivity is the default, and transcending reactivity is the call of consciousness.
The irony is that the more we try to do—and the more that technology fills up all the spaces of our day—the less time we may have for pausing, reflecting, and tapping deeper joy. That’s why a journey into the heart of mindfulness begins with pausing, slowing down, and reflecting on how speed and technology may be affecting you.
You see, purpose is not chosen. It’s not a slogan or a bumper sticker that, if you like it, you don it on your car or business card. Purpose is something you ARE, not something you DO. And that’s where most folks go wrong…they use a WHAT to describe what is really a WHO.
In the resting state, when we’re not distracted, the research shows we have a 13–18% accuracy rate. If we’re distracted, the distortion rate goes up to almost 100% immediately. The reason this happens is that most of us are running a movie in our minds, projecting reality as we know it or as we fear it, wish it, or remember it.
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People are attracted to each other at their common level of self-abandonment or their common level of self-love. If you’re abandoning yourself, you're going to attract somebody who is abandoning themselves, whether it’s obvious how they’re doing that or not.
Comedian George Carlin once said, “The caterpillar does all the work and the butterfly gets all the publicity.” I am a fan of caterpillars, those who are dissolving their own skins to become who they are meant to be. We who continue to grow, perpetually enter the goop of change, or butterfly soup. It’s incomplete. It wouldn’t look good on a photo shoot.
“No, I am not religious, but I do consider myself a very spiritual person.” What does that mean? What is the difference between religious and spiritual? Where being religious is connected to the belief and worship of a superhuman controlling power, being spiritual gets a bit more shimmery and vague.
I often hear a lot of "shoulds," and many women I meet confess they downright suck at self-care. As a life balance coach/teacher, I have studied, explored, and taught self-care to men and women for more than 20 years and I can