Day 1: #Trust30 Project "We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons." – Ralph Waldo Emerson You just discovered you have fifteen minutes to live. 1. Set a timer for fifteen minutes. 2. Write the story that has to... Continue Reading →
There Is No Substitute for the Truth or Is There?
Everything happens for a reason. Every choice, every direction, every path you choose will lead you somewhere. Not choosing isn't an option, since not choosing is the choice. Denial has its own ramifications--whether it's feeling disconnected from the people you love, stuck in job you no longer enjoy, blaming others for your problems or feeling... Continue Reading →
Can I Handle the Seasons of My Life?
I had the pleasure of hearing Stevie Nicks rehearse a performance of "Landslide" this evening. This song has always been a favorite of mine, but the older I get, the more meaningful it has become. On the live version of the song, before she begins she dedicates it to her father. You can hear the... Continue Reading →
There’s Nothing to Fear Except Yourself
Why don't things work out the way I want them to? When does life get fun again? Am I good mother/father/brother/daughter/girlfriend/boss? Is this all there is...the gradual decline...and my inevitable death? How many times a day do you have a fearful thought or worry about something you have no control over? My guess is more than... Continue Reading →
I. Shadowed craters swirl into a haunting face. II. The moon sings silent "alleluia" fades darkness into muted light. III. Returning every night to me, my lover, my moon. IV. Guiding sailors to shore where women wait at sheening windows, Captain Moon. V. Galileo knew from telescopes of glass that Earth was not a flattened... Continue Reading →
When I finally take a moment to listen To the bump, bump, bump in my chest There is a question louder than expected, Where have you been? In my head, I reply. Refining my ability to be ambivalent. I read more about people like Angelina Jolie Than I know about the war in Iraq. I am... Continue Reading →
You are a Figment of Your Own Imagination
"Someone else's experience is always a reflection. Your own experience is your reality. The physical world is always a reflection. Your inner world is the reality." -- John-Roger I've been thinking about this quote all week. Not every minute of the day, but it keeps showing up in my head reminding me how true it is,... Continue Reading →
Why Do I Always Want Control?
"We are conditioned to look out in the world for the source of our fulfillment. And when things don't go the way we want, we try to find someone or something to blame. Attempting to control is trying to make life work. But life already works. Placing the blame outside ourselves is a misguided attempt... Continue Reading →
A Letter to Myself
Oh my child, You are safe in the palm of my hand In the curve of my lap. There is no falling, No breaking, no doubting. Here is a place of soothing voices, Loving arms and adoring eyes. You are a light on the world Just by being in it. Here on my lap in... Continue Reading →
What Your Body Wants You to Know
Your body is woven as flesh with your divine self. It is here to remind you that you are alive. Trust it, it knows the way to wholeness And loves you completely. There is no need to fill yourself up, You are already full. Drunk on your own divinity. Remove yourself from the stage of... Continue Reading →