~ You never have to prove yourself ~

~ You never have to prove yourself ~

Every journey offers opportunities to realize a deeper and more meaningful connection with our own selves
Every journey offers opportunities to realize a deeper and more meaningful connection with our own selves

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A Gentle Nudge Toward Comfort

This month every human being on the planet will walk the same path together.  Together, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and people of all religions will practice social distancing in their homes and their communities will endure death on a large scale.  Its a valley of darkness similar to that described in Psalms 23:4.  Every religion has a similar message, just told through different metaphors. (more…)

Sandhill Cranes and Lunch

Many people are finding that social distancing is creating stress.  We let our thoughts just wander aimlessly into a worst case scenario trap.  Its a trap because we entertain the thought but we don’t take the time to really assess how a worse case scenario might actually play out in its entirety.  Yet during the stay at home order, we have more time than ever to take a deep and honest look. (more…)

What Observes Fear

I woke today with lots of thoughts swirling in my head.  Whenever I feel my state of mind is a bit shaken, I know I’m looking at things from the wrong perspective.  (more…)

Ram Dass Taught Me How to Help

Many years ago, I was given of the most influential books in my life, called How Can I Help.  This book helped me begin to observe what it means to be myself and how that impacts my daily interactions with other people.  Yesterday, its author, Ram Dass, died and he will be in my heart today.  (more…)

Transgender Awareness Week

Much of society tries to define us from the moment we are born. But if other people label us, and we let those labels box us in, then we are greatly limiting who and what we truly are. That’s why the only label I can fully accept is that we are the embodiment of God’s love. (more…)

Thinking About Less and Less

Robert Hunter wrote in the song Althea… “Thinking a lot about less and less and forgetting the love we bring.”  (more…)

Who Knows What is Good or Bad

Whenever we judge something, there is always at least some shift in our state of mind.   If we experience it as Good, we might feel:  pride, hope or relief.

If we experience it as  Bad, we might feel let down, jealousy or frustration.  These shifts in our state of mind impact how we respond to life and the choices we make. (more…)

What is Normal?

“Faster, faster!” I yelled to the motorcycle driver. “Don’t stop for that guy. Just go!” We slipped between the partially closed gate and past the guard without stopping. Can you get in trouble for breaking into a country you “officially” never left? (more…)

Truckin’

I returned to the orphanage after four days on the road. When I got there, there wasn’t any electricity, as is usually the case throughout Haiti, but what I really wanted was just a shower. However, there wasn’t any water because the tank up on the roof was empty and the orphanage had run out of gas to run their generator to pump more water from the well. (more…)

A Gentle Nudge Toward Comfort

This month every human being on the planet will walk the same path together.  Together, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and people of all religions will practice social distancing in their homes and their communities will endure death on a large scale.  Its a valley of darkness similar to that described in Psalms 23:4.  Every religion has a similar message, just told through different metaphors. (more…)

Sandhill Cranes and Lunch

Many people are finding that social distancing is creating stress.  We let our thoughts just wander aimlessly into a worst case scenario trap.  Its a trap because we entertain the thought but we don’t take the time to really assess how a worse case scenario might actually play out in its entirety.  Yet during the stay at home order, we have more time than ever to take a deep and honest look. (more…)

What Observes Fear

I woke today with lots of thoughts swirling in my head.  Whenever I feel my state of mind is a bit shaken, I know I’m looking at things from the wrong perspective.  (more…)

Ram Dass Taught Me How to Help

Many years ago, I was given of the most influential books in my life, called How Can I Help.  This book helped me begin to observe what it means to be myself and how that impacts my daily interactions with other people.  Yesterday, its author, Ram Dass, died and he will be in my heart today.  (more…)