Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Self-care


“Saving others” is merely an escape 
from the uncomfortableness we feel 
living in our own story.
We need to show up for ourselves
first before we put the oxygen mask 
on someone else.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Living authentically



Though it may be painful at first, 
let all your false ideas and beliefs 
crumble until all that remains is truth.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Reflecting inward



In the deepest recess of our soul, God lives. 
Each time we listen to our conscience, 
we are listening to Him... 

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Harmony


By cultivating a rich inner life,
we can still live harmoniously
 in a world that is out of balance.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

More truth


If we have a fractured sense of self, 
every thought and decision we make 
runs through the "me" story...
which is basically the thoughts of a child 
who feels afraid and helpless, 
but covers it up by trying to control others.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Surrender



Control is a coping mechanism that we use when we feel insecure and are afraid that we are not going to get our needs met. 

But the more we use control as a way to feel safe, the more insecure we become. 


The way to break this painful cycle and begin to feel more at ease in the world, is by surrendering control. 

In surrendering, we learn that life is wiser than our fearful minds, and that it has a perfect rhythm that will bring us peace if we dance with it rather than fight to get our way...


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Genuineness



Everything we seek to derive our identity from (such as being a care-taker, do-gooder, sacrificer, hard worker, accomplisher, great at being a mother, daughter, wife, friend, and so forth…), is a futile attempt to cover up our insecurities.

Don't we love to do things that make us look good? This is called "pride". But underneath  pride is unworthiness. Unworthiness is a lack of "self"...the inability to see ourselves in a positive light.

The truth of who you are may not be as pretty as you would like it to be, but we all have character defects. When we have a healthy, strong sense of "self", we are comfortable with our defects. But if we have shame, we go to great lengths to hide who we are, from others. 


It’s better to be honest about ourselves than to pretend to be someone we are not. It takes courage to be transparent and sincere...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Healing the shame



There is great freedom in letting ourselves be transparent with others, but at the same time, almost impossible to do if we carry shame… 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Overcoming fear




The real journey begins when
you pry yourself loose of fear.
When you are no longer afraid, 
life becomes one big adventure...


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Seeing the good



Depending on the condition of our interior, 
we either fear and judge life at every corner 
or we merge ourselves with the beauty of it...


Monday, April 11, 2016

Overcoming fear



The door to freedom is open 
to those who live larger 
than their obstacles...


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Self-awareness



Open the door to all your feelings.
Treat them as your teacher & friend.
Sorrow, hurt, disappointment, & anger 
are all part of living fully. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Faith in life


Life has a sacred flow to it.
Surrender to it's mystery rather 
than impose any demands on it. 


Saturday, April 2, 2016

A beautiful way of life


The first step to awakening is when 
we feel something inside ourselves 
that wants to pull us in a direction 
that we’ve never gone before. 

Trust it with all the faith you can muster,
 for it is a beautiful gift.

It is your spirit is beckoning you
to walk a new path; a path of healing 
...a path that will bring you 
more joy, peace, and freedom 
than you have ever known.