Thought for Today

Boundaries

I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, … Continue reading Boundaries

Change the Energy

We’re not doomed in any way because whatever happens, we can begin, right now, to do our very best. There’s always something small we can do to alter our habitual response, even a little bit. It could be taking a few conscious breaths, or stepping back for a moment, or walking around the block to … Continue reading Change the Energy

Nature of Awe

You will recognize the practical nature of awe when despair becomes compassion; righteous indignation transforms into openness and humility; and the tendency to want to fix things turns into a natural, unhindered longing to respond. ~Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel (Tibetan Buddhist teacher and translator)

Spirituality

Coming to the spiritual path is coming to the path of love. Spirituality is not a cold, dry subject to be studied and memorized. It is not a rigid meditation in which we cut ourselves off from people in our family and community or life. Rather, spirituality is immersing ourselves into the love that is … Continue reading Spirituality

Emotional DNA

You didn’t happen in a vacuum. Who you are came from thousands of years of all sorts of experiences, behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and actions that have accumulated and been passed down to you. You don’t just inherit your physical DNA, you inherit your emotional DNA. ~Judy Wilkins-Smith (organizational, individual and family patterns expert, systemic coach, … Continue reading Emotional DNA

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