I went to the local botanic gardens today for the first time in nearly three months. I do some of my best thinking there, or non-thinking, as the case may be. I knew today would be special when within the first few minutes of being there, I was approached by a hummingbird, who decided to […]
Your job for yourself is to open your windows, glimpse the world as it truly is and let the air of new experience blow through. Your job is to truly clean house, to clear out the cobwebs of old experience and patterns and let your inner world sparkle with clarity.
It’s impossible to be concerned with how others see you … and be true to yourself at the same time. There are few places in our life where the pressing want to be wanted — the need to feel approved by others — doesn’t compromise our true best self-interests. It’s time to snap ourselves out […]
Awakened Attention Key Lesson: Whether it’s for joy or sorrow, whatever we wish for another person comes true for us in the same moment we make that wish! Imagine for a moment a woman who inherits an antique jewelry box from a loving grandparent. She puts the cherished keepsake on her makeup bureau, next to […]
In the fall of 2015, while engaged in the kind of deep self-examination I love to hate, I discovered that when “bad” things happened to me, I reacted predictably. While my emotions might range from annoyance to downright martyrdom, my overall feeling was that life was against me. I was a victim. Who could I […]
Everything real comes through the heart. When it is truly opened, everything secondary falls away- egoic glory, fame and fortune, substitute gratifications. The heart doesn’t care about such things. It doesn’t hold it against you if you don’t own your own home, achieve your goals, have a perfect body. The heart doesn’t care what you […]