Love is not a commodity To be negotiated over, bartered Rationed or held within Its not an investment, dependent Upon what returns it brings It's not to be withdrawn As a means of punishment Or offered as a bribe Allow it to pervade and flow Set all risk analysis aside One took form not to … Continue reading Poems: Clarifying Love
11 Ways to Be Present to Another’s Vulnerability
If you are the kind that needs research to validate what common sense and your heart will tell you easily enough, then you may want to listen to Brene Brown's brilliant TED talk, 'The Power of Vulnerability'. Her research from hundreds of interviews led her to a breakdown and she went to her therapist and … Continue reading 11 Ways to Be Present to Another’s Vulnerability
Why I am wary of seeking ‘instant manifestation’.
"A time there is to plant, And sow; another time to pluck and reap." ~ Ecclesiastes 3:2 In a world that desperately seeks instant gratification, patience is a difficult word to digest. From so many directions, we are bombarded with ideas of 'intention' and 'manifestation', that few of us pause to consider the appropriateness of our … Continue reading Why I am wary of seeking ‘instant manifestation’.
Lifelines – and why we cut them off.
Three questions: First Question: Are you aware of what nourishes you? It may be soaking in warm silence with a loved one. Or laughing for no reason with a child. Perhaps honoring a calling like painting, or singing, writing or creating in some manner. Maybe its simply walking on the beach or watching a sunset. Or seeing a … Continue reading Lifelines – and why we cut them off.
If you think Facebook is a waste of time, think again. Your engagement with any environment is determined by the level of consciousness that you bring to it. My news feed has been carefully pruned to display posts of a nature that interest me and I believe are supportive to evolution and growth. In my … Continue reading Everyday Revelations
Winning Strategies to Loss Accumulators
Right from an early age, we all find ways and means to cope with the challenges that life brings our way. Knowingly or unknowingly, we experiment with different responses until we find what seems to work for us. So a child seeking his parent's attention may learn that throwing a tantrum often obtains the desired … Continue reading Winning Strategies to Loss Accumulators
Against the Grain
If your kindness has left you feeling foolish, any generosity has been taken advantage of, or your vulnerability has been used against you, you may wonder what you are doing in this world. You may suspect 'others' are right in their assessment of your 'impractical', 'out-of-touch with reality', 'naive' and 'gullible' nature. Worse of all, … Continue reading Against the Grain
Busy as a Bee?
Ever noticed the subtle, secret satisfaction derived in complaining, "I am just too busy to do that right now!"? Here, 'that' can refer to anything from having fun, taking care of your self, spending quality time with loved ones, learning anything new ... or just about anything under the sun. We get locked into patterns … Continue reading Busy as a Bee?
‘You are here’ – mapping your way forward
The seduction of words can blind us to the dangers of the spiritual path. With profound wisdom being readily available at your fingertips, and every conversation with a 'like-minded' friend on the 'same path' as you - it easy to believe one has realized the truth. In reality, not everyone is able to translate the … Continue reading ‘You are here’ – mapping your way forward
Tell me no more about what awaits Beyond the next bend in the road I am sitting here right now Watching the truth unfold... ‘If I cannot see the break of dawn From where I am placed today Following the sun’s shadow from Dawn to dusk Will be a journey of endless darkness, In a … Continue reading Poems: Sunflame