For many of us in our culture family relationships easily bring up guilt and shame. For some just mentioning family means obligations and we start to squirm. Those thoughts of “what I should do” or “what I should have done” or “what he or she should have done for me” trigger such discomfort! Do we withdraw? Do we placate? attack? Some of each? What might be possible if we brought new understanding to handle such situations?
Filled with grace, we can learn to uplift ourselves to love before reacting. Continue reading →
We want to follow the teachings—think as positively as possible. Oh my! Some situations can feel overwhelming, so many factors, we are trying so hard. We may know we are not thinking positively—in fact, we can notice things showing up that we don’t want—oh my what to do? Continue reading →
As we enjoy our life journey, some of us realize that we would prefer to have greater belief in our loving nature, our own abilities, greater confidence.
In fact, for some of us, when we listen to a “motivational speaker” telling us we can do anything, we can feel more depressed and have an impulse to shut off that person really quickly. The words “Get away from me” come to mind. Continue reading →
I bet all you readers have heard the advice to forgive. Let’s look at an even greater perspective. Recently I heard a spiritual leader of a church community in Texas talk about forgiveness. Yes, when we hold onto a past … Continue reading →
Jalmina had been irritated by a series of things going awry for her. In March her sink backed up, an online account was hacked, her computer had a blip of non-functioning and more– a series of frustrating and unwanted events. … Continue reading →