“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” Abraham Lincoln
I have a yoga friend, Larry Smith, who runs a website called Six-WordMemoirs, where the challenge is to sum up the philosophy of your life in six words. You can just share your six word memoir on the site or have it emblazoned onto a t-shirt. Clever, right?
It didn’t take me long to figure out my six words.
These six words guide the choices I make.
These six words give my clients permission to live the life they ...continue reading...
“The Universe isn’t invested in giving us what we want. It’s invested in teaching us how to love.” Marianne Williamson
We may not be able to choose who we fall in love with, but we most certainly get to choose how we love.
We can love with fire or with fear.
We can love with peace or with passion.
We can love with honesty and openness or with doubt and hesitation.
We can even choose to love with our hearts or our minds. One leads us to deep intimacy, the other leads to pragmatic numbness.
We get to ...continue reading...
“Life is a terminal condition. We’re all going to die…but we all, in some ways, wait for permission to live.” Kris Carr
We came into this world absolutely perfect.
We ate when we were hungry. We slept when we were tired (regardless of where we were or what was going on around us). When our parents said, “Let’s go to the park to play,” we never once stopped to ask ourselves if we deserved an afternoon of playing at the park or if we had done enough work to justify a few hours of pure, unadulterated joy.
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“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I am a student; a continual learner. For me, the journey of growth and evolution has no finish line.
I seek out those that are the best in their respective areas of expertise and hire them to teach me.
I pay attention to the spiritual teachers that inspire me and challenge me to think about my journey and my work in a new way, such as: Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, Elizabeth Lesser, Marianne Williamson, Byron Katie & Esther ...continue reading...
“Passion is the oxygen of the soul.” Bill Butler
Fire is life; but my fire was almost completely extinguished; only a few embers remained.
I had been married for 11 years to a perfectly good man. He had a good job, worked out, watched football and had good relationships with his family. He packed his lunch every day, ironed his clothes on Sunday for the week ahead, said, “please” and “thank you.”
I distracted myself with my career and put my marriage on auto pilot.
I did all the things I was supposed to do and had all the ...continue reading...