43 posts from year 2014

Practicing With Pain

If the pain is going to be there either way, why would I choose to feel it? If I feel it, I can actually heal it. If I don't feel it, I can not know its true state, and I can not start to heal it. Whether I like it or not, feeling my pain fully is necessary for my healing, for my whole-ing. I can not reduce my pain when I don't acknowledge it. I can not feel more whole and healed when I deny parts of my experience. When I want to hide from my pain, I remember that in facing it, ...

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photo credit Dan Foy

Beyond Right and Wrong

It's right. It's wrong. It's neither. It's just an option. It's just one way of doing things. It simply one way to approach something. Take it and/or leave it. It may be what I've done, and it may be what I'm doing, and it may be working for me, but it is still only one way of doing things. Nothing more. Take it and/or leave it. Be interested and/or think it's bunk. In the end, it's simply what works for me, for now. Nothing more. The approach I am choosing is ...

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The Work and Reward of Building Credit

I like to think about money as an idea in the form of credit. To get in the money game, I need to build up my credit. To build up my credit, I need to work on my inner and outer relationship with my self and money. My Outer Credit Work: identifying & communicating the value I offer (marketing my self and my business) growing my wealth (creating opportunities for higher pay and more abundance) caring for my wealth (managing my money and my self) My Inner Credit ...

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Who Defines My Needs?

I make a difference by being what I am. I add value to my world by being the light I am, and by holding onto this light no matter what externally arrives to me. To do this, I need to protect myself from the overwhelm of the external world. I need to protect who I truly am. I can not lose myself; and it's important I acknowledge the force by which others may seem to want me to. I need ways to deal with the tension between taking care of my inner business and taking care of external ...

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photo credit Sergio García Moratilla

The Truth About Our Darkness

We don't really have a problem with peoples imperfections. We don't really hate the dark aspects we each contain. It feels like we do, but our feelings can be misleading sometimes. It's easy to point out and judge another for the things that aren't perfect about them. If you decide to take on this job, your list will easily become a mile long. We are not perfect, and you're always going to be able to find evidence to back this truth up. No matter the person. What you really have a ...

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