Wishing You A Joyful Holidays

Hello dear reader, I realize I don't often address you directly, do I? That feels funny since you are such a gift to me. <3 Most of the time, I write these words because I am experiencing something in my own life and I need my words, and playing with them, to feel into the experience. I find the whole process of writing, editing, and publishing what I need to express supportive and therapeutic. When I learn these words I need so much to enjoy and explore myself, are touching you ...

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Performing

So good at the act that you forget what's true. So good at pretending that the unreal becomes real. What you feel is under your control. You can simply act it away. A mask of neutrality. Leads you to believe you might actually feel it. You can ignore your feelings. You can act forever. Yet at some point, the inevitable curtain comes down, and the performance ends. You are left with you; and the feelings you're pretending aren't there. If only for a moment. ...

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Getting to Know Your Garbage

Here's a bit of my garbage... I have a tendency to attach to other people's garbage. I magnetize to the parts of people that they have decided have no value and have thrown away. I can't stand how their not responsible to these parts, and I determine someone needs to be. And now their garbage has become mine. I've attached to it. Except, I have my own garbage to manage. So, why do I think I have room to take on theirs? Being responsible to theirs, I can't fully be responsible ...

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What You’re Capable Of

You are well equipped to face whatever challenges are placed in your path. In all ways. Whether you see them or not, you have been provided with an abundance of resources to draw upon. Whatever your objective, if you can trust that you have the resources to handle it, you'll find yourself responding capably when challenges present themselves. Trusting your resilience, you'll find yourself naturally employing your resources effectively and efficiently. Your challenges, whatever ...

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photo credit Joschko Hammermann

The Motion of Emotion

My emotions are not me. They are my energy, in motion. I am not responsible for my emotions—I am responsible for what I do with them. It's interesting to me how much my feelings change, how much I am in a state of shifting emotion. This awareness affirms that in fact my feelings truly are in motion, and it affirms how unhelpful it is when I try to hold onto the energy they bring. My emotions are in motion for a reason, and attempting to control their movement, by stopping it and/or ...

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