We love stories that inspire us, tales of heroism and miracles. Over the years many of us have heard the story of the neuroscientist, who at age 37 was an expert in the workings of the brain when she experienced a stroke. She had a perspective few of us could have because she understood in detail what was happening to her as she lived it. Continue reading →
We all experience times when a bodily condition slows us down a bit. Many of us feel an urge to keep plugging away and resist this “taking it easy” business. This post articulates the advantages of honoring the healing process and how we can build muscles of greater personal power if we choose. Continue reading →
We all have heard the expression, “No Gain Without Pain.” We have all been told it is a good thing to put your shoulder to the grindstone and try hard. Let’s replace those propositions: Life is easy, fun and loving! Naturally we want to rest and recharge and let’s follow that impulse as it arises.
Hooray for letting life flow! Hooray for feeling relaxed and good. Pursuing what is wanted with time to change focus, play and rest. Continue reading →
Many of us have experienced much judgment on our life’s paths. The habit of judging one another is so prevalent in the culture. Many parents want others to see their children as well performing and well behaved and if the children are not, they take the judgment thoughts as condemnation of their being as well as their child’s. Work cultures, societal cultures, the examples abound. Continue reading →
Our experience arises from how we perceive what is going on around us. Can we awake to what we “see” hurts us? This post constitutes another entry into “What story do I tell myself?” Isn’t it powerful to notice when we are telling a tale that does not feel good? Fruitful journey of discovery! Continue reading →
As we practice the mindfulness, we discern when our perception is clouded with past hurts. This piece offers an example of one man shifting his previous position from what was a long past unwanted experience to one of seeing a positive future, to expect the good.
Malin’s Story Begins
Last year Malin dated Tara for a month. At the time Malin wanted her to attend some events near his home and Tara was reluctant to travel much to his part of the state. For M that was very frustrating. Continue reading →
We pursue our growth. On this path we attract help in unexpected ways.
Increasing our sovereignty over our thinking, each day we want to live more and more in playful mode. Self-compassion flows from us. No, not just that we can list appreciations of our talents and achievements: we start to know the innocence and purity of heart with which we were born. Feeling that affection for our dearness the way a dad fills with love as he holds his newborn.
What happens when we do this more and more? What support flows to us to further feather our nest? Continue reading →
We all have felt hurt by another’s words. Do we know how much power we have to recover from that upset to compassion and to joy? Yes, we do!
In this post we will look in more detail at the steps that make to change out mood. Early in the process we remember that we are the one out of balance. Ascribing blame to that other or to ourselves does not serve our becoming happier. Instead, we want to shift our perception.