Be Clear: What lens are you looking through?

Those who look at life through the lens of compassion will see opportunities for healing and wholeness. Those who look through the lens of gratitude will see opportunities to celebrate life’s blessings. Those who look through the lens of courage will find opportunities to encounter their essential strength. Those who look through the lens of […]

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Be Grateful: May You Have Many Worries

“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh My mother was what you might call a “professional worrier.” She worried with skill, power, and acumen. She could incisively hone in on the most seemingly benign situation and find within it some kernel of […]

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Be Courageous: There’s more than one way to do it . . .

Courage doesn’t always mean rushing into a burning building to save a life. Courage can be asking forgiveness. Or courage can mean offering it.   Courage can mean honoring your true feelings or openly accepting the feelings of another (no matter how uncomfortable those feelings are). Courage can mean walking into a gym. Or a […]

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Being Non-Patient: The secret we can learn from saints

“A person’s single most important task is to discover the divinity of ordinary things, ordinary lives, and ordinary minds.” – Aldous Huxley In our society, we are always lauding the “patience of saints”. We see a preschool teacher peacefully smiling in a room of wild-eyed toddlers and we think, “She has the patience of a saint.” […]

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Be Grateful: You are never as alone as you imagine

There is solace in every breeze. Support in the ground below you. Nurturance in every raindrop. In gratitude for these we will find connection and healing. We are never as alone as we imagine. There is compassion within the warmth of sunlight. Openness in the sky above you. Peace in the drift of the clouds. […]

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When to listen to fear (and when not to)

If fear tells you not to step onto a pond that has just frozen over, it is a good idea to listen to fear. But if fear tells you not to set foot outside your door in the winter because there may be frozen ponds out there, it’s best to overcome the voice of fear, […]

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Be Caring: Care for your heart. It is a home for multitudes

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) . . .   - e.e. cummings I am large. I contain multitudes.  - Walt Whitman   We carry those we […]

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Love is Your Superpower!

Love is our Superpower. Love gives us strength, providing us the power to create shining diamonds of insight from the rough and rugged coal of hard experience. Love gives us X-ray vision, offering us the ability to see beneath the hard shell of our adversaries’ hearts and see the vulnerable human being that dwells inside it. […]

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Be Focused: If we want to move from “Point A” we need to envision “Point B”

It all started when we heard this curious science story on NPR  which reported that without a distant point of focus human beings are incapable of walking in a straight line.  In fact, without a point of reference to guide us, it appears we humans (intelligent creatures though we may be) will naturally circle back to the place […]

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Be Wisely Invested: Every emotion has something to sell you . . .

Imagine that you have a pocket full of money, representing your time. Pennies that are seconds, nickels that are minutes, dimes that are hours, quarters that are days, bills that are months, years, and decades. If time was money, how would you spend it?You walk into a market where emotions are selling their wares. There […]

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