chasing the vanishing point

there is a point in time just out of my reach that i find myself chasing continually. i seem to rush and race, lowering my head hunching my shoulders in an attempt to catch it. the point is crafty, forever just a step ahead. it’s elusiveness leaves me feeling depleted. in an attempt to captureContinue reading “chasing the vanishing point”

Feeling Betrayed

It stings the eyes, it burns the chest. There is a disconnect when one feels betrayed. The moment comes when we feel that someone else did not honor us. Perhaps a boundary was overstepped, we were pushed too far. Or that the boundary was completely obliterated, as if it had never existed. I don’t knowContinue reading “Feeling Betrayed”

Self-Hatred is a Vicious Cycle

The more I have, the more I want. The more I want, the more money I need. The more money I need, the more I need to work. The more I work, the more I want to play. The more I play, the more I spend. The more I spend, the more I need toContinue reading “Self-Hatred is a Vicious Cycle”

The Elephant in the Room

The elephant in the room must be acknowledged before it can be asked to leave. Look at it.  See it.  It fills the space with its size. Open the door,  show it the way out. Then you can fill the room with all the thoughts you actually desire to be there. Namaste. Photo by TAW4 atContinue reading “The Elephant in the Room”

Loving the hurt

Like a skinned knee, the parts of us that hurt need love. Maybe the hurts are physical, maybe they are emotional. Maybe the parts that hurt are from our judgments, our thoughts, our misconceptions. While not easy to do, especially at first (or the first 358 times, it may seem), seeing that part of yourself thatContinue reading “Loving the hurt”

Riding the storm of anger

Seething. Searing. Threatening to take over. Vision narrowing. Volcano filling. Hot Coals, Lava and Earth, bursting forth. Unprotected skin scorched. Rubbed raw. Shattered nerves. Drawn, the last straw. Feeling trapped. Must run. Getaway, fast before damage done. “Be still now in body.” Flee to another room. Safe to allow the feelings to surface. Motion isContinue reading “Riding the storm of anger”

Keys to Happiness

The more compassion and love we have for ourselves, the greater the capacity we have to give compassion and love to others. By accepting ourselves, we open the floodgates to greater happiness. Self-Love is the least selfish thing we can do. For when we free ourselves, we free others from our judgment. We also setContinue reading “Keys to Happiness”

Behind the Mask: The Fear of Standing Out

It is my personal belief that we are here to experience ourselves authentically in all of our conventional and unconventional ways. For me, I find it a challenge to want to stand out (too far). I can stick my neck out some. Yet at some point, it becomes uncomfortable for me to go against the grainContinue reading “Behind the Mask: The Fear of Standing Out”

Some Strategies for Meditating with Greater Success

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu Meditation can have many benefits and positive side effects. However, when starting a meditation practice, it can be extremely challenging at first to sit down and be still when one is accustomed to multi-tasking or what I like to call digitalContinue reading “Some Strategies for Meditating with Greater Success”

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