On meditation retreat I've been reminded of the okayness of life. It’s okay ... this life, the one we have … it may not be fair, or pretty, but it’s okay.
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It’s easy to think this isn't how it's supposed to be. And yet it is how it is ... and therefore, must be also how it's meant to be. How else could it be?
I want to be here. I want to live this life, the one I have. I want to feel it all … even appendicitis on Halloween night.
I want you to remember that you matter, that there is no honor in working yourself to death or sacrificing this life you’ve been granted for any dream.
What I found at the Shaolin Temple was that I couldn’t find peace; I had to learn instead to be at peace with what I found in me… both the warrior and monk.
Eastern philosophy teaches that each organ stores a certain emotion, and that part of maintaining a healthy body is releasing pent-up emotion and restoring joy and ease.
We're all living in a closet of some kind; the place we hide all the messy stuff of life so the house looks clean when the neighbors come for a visit.
We don’t overcome loneliness, we learn to embrace it. In the arms of self-love, loneliness slowly loosens its grip, and we realize that we're not alone.
What if we actually lived, instead of pretending to live until realizing as we die that we’ve been so afraid of change that we haven’t really lived at all?
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