I ran into someone I know the other day and we strolled together for a while. As we walked, she mentioned someone we knew and began to criticize her for an irresponsible action. Not a super serious infraction and not even a personal one, but something that could very well have been simply . . .
Imagine every cell in her/your body is dancing to her/your favorite song moving in perfect harmony to the uplifting melody that makes her/ your body come alive and frees her/you of all worries and fears releasing all illness and pain as healing, energy, hope and peace become the rhythm of . . .
I like the idea of killing the world with kindness. Let's do it. Let's kill the world with kindness. Because kindness matters. Let's each do some random acts of kindness today. Pick one that you'd really like to do and share it in the Comments below. You never know how your own might inspire . . .
Whenever your perspective on something creates emotional pain, Carol, it's always because your perspective is still so narrow that you've yet to see all the good it will make possible. Because it will. Every weekday I get an inspirational message and this one --about the benefits of emotional . . .
Pray for Peace I must interrupt regularly scheduled programming because the world has gone mad once again and terrorists of all flavors are running rampant, many in the name of religion. Children are being beheaded. People are being buried alive. These barbarous acts are worse than we can . . .
These past four days I lived in a place where all hearts were wide open. No, we weren't all sitting around singing Kumbaya. Not at all. We were scientists, scholars, chaplains, grieving families, soul journeyers, mediums, physicians--you name it--all gathered together to share and to love. All . . .
Judging is an American spectator sport that really could have its own Olympic team. We judge. We opine. We even have secret thoughts. We all do it. What? You say you don't? I don't believe you. Judging can be evaluating: is this choice better than another? Or it can be.... judgmental. . . .
It's been a big year for me. 2013 has been a year of forgiveness, a year in which I've learned to come to terms with what is and what will never be. It's a year in which I've learned to be still and find the Divine in all situations and people. That's a pretty big deal for me, because I'm a big . . .
This is such a hard concept to learn, but such a useful one. The Divine sends us challenging people, difficult people, to help us learn, that's what I think, anyway. The real challenge is to be able to see the lesson. Can you see the pain in someone who tries to hurt you? Can you not . . .
This is a post about the journey from hurt to compassion, and its ultimate destination: forgiveness. It's not an easy path, I can tell you that. If you've taken a similar journey, I'd love for you to share it in the comments. Thank you. Once in a while, you run into potentially dangerous . . .