Understanding is different from Knowledge

  Understanding is deeper than knowledge. There are many people who know you, but very few [truly] understand you. – Nicholas Cage  Is it part of the human condition to be misunderstood? Rarely do I find myself in the company of anyone whom I feel understands me for more than a fleeting moment, if that.Continue reading “Understanding is different from Knowledge”

Divorce: Emotional Aftermath

I didn’t say yes to later say no. Now the dissolution has been finalized. Unresolved issues bubble to the surface. Gone is the promise of so many dreams. 16 years of marriage; 14 celebrated. Like water held in your hand; all escaped. Sleepless nights. Feeling all alone. No shoulder to cry on now. Hard toContinue reading “Divorce: Emotional Aftermath”

Balance in Life: Theme for 2016

As I wrote this post, a new realization dawned upon me. In the beginning, I seek balance, by the end, I realize it was always there. I did not edit the content, instead leaving my process intact for the reader to see its evolution. The lesson here seems more to be about already having in my possessionContinue reading “Balance in Life: Theme for 2016”

Gaining Spiritual Strength

Strength can be defined in many ways. To train strength in the gym, most trainers recommend 8-12 repetitions of an activity. So one could define strength as being able to perform an activity multiple times. Strength can also apply to spirituality. In becoming more spiritually aware over the past few years, I have found thatContinue reading “Gaining Spiritual Strength”

Change Takes Courage

To go forth and be Merry, we first must remove the (seeming) obstacles to our merriment. It takes courage to look within to see where our lives are not what we would like them to be. It takes will and courage to make the changes that we need to free ourselves from these obstacles, andContinue reading “Change Takes Courage”

The Calm at the Center

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar At the center there is little movement. The stillness is here. The silence is here. The witness sees and hears without holding onto anyContinue reading “The Calm at the Center”

Five Faces of Divorce

Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place. -Unknown Yesterday, I saw five different faces of women going through different phases of divorce. In each of them, I saw something different reflected back to me. They are listed here in the order in which I faced them yesterday. First-up isContinue reading “Five Faces of Divorce”

Overcoming emotional turmoil

My Dearest Friend, Overcoming emotional turmoil is about knowing that we are stronger than our emotions.  As children we are taught to fear our emotions,  to push them down,  aside,  away… anywhere but here, maybe we’ll deal with this later, we were taught. This gives away our power to what we are feeling, and weContinue reading “Overcoming emotional turmoil”

Landslide: A year of transformations

One year ago today I started working at my current job. That one move has led to a cascade of major changes that has resulted in an amazing year of transformations for me. Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail through the changingContinue reading “Landslide: A year of transformations”

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