How often have we said to ourselves, “If I could go back in time, I would do things differently.”? When we think like this, we get stuck in the past, repeating it over and over again in our minds. But we also go on repeating it in our lives as well. Every time I say … Continue reading Transforming Regret
There's this pervasive idea in our culture that everyone has a life purpose, but most of us aren't clear on what it is exactly. We may only feel certain that what we're currently doing isn't it. Or we may not be doing much of anything at all. We may be in that in-between place where … Continue reading What is My Life Purpose?
Anger is often a knee-jerk reaction. It arises so quickly that there's little time to prevent it. It's where we go from there that makes all the difference. Do we learn to control it or do we allow it to control us? When anger is left unchecked it often turns to hatred, and from hatred … Continue reading Righteous Anger
We live in a culture of convenience and quick fixes, and when it comes to spirituality and personal growth we often expect instant results. But what usually happens is that we either bypass the process entirely, by repressing our shadow side and putting on a false show of positivity, or we get so frustrated that … Continue reading Be Patient With Yourself – Growth Takes Time
Lasting happiness is what everyone is ultimately searching for, and yet it seems illusive. Happiness comes in waves that rise and recede. We find ourselves happy in one moment, followed by moments of misery, depression and despair. We desire a happiness that is lasting, unwavering and constant, and yet it seems that happiness is never … Continue reading Can We Find Lasting Happiness?
We'll often hear someone say that we just need to love ourselves, but how exactly do you do that? What is self-love, and how can we explore and develop it?
One of the things that holds us back from stepping into our power and living in the flow is self-judgment. Most of the insecurity and anxiety we experience which blocks our authenticity, our creativity, our ability to embrace life with joy can be traced back to the beliefs we have concerning ourselves, our lack of … Continue reading The Paradox of Self-Judgment
Someone recently asked the question, “Why do spiritual people seem so lazy?” People who are spiritually inclined are often accused of laziness. They seem to have little ambition in regard to material pursuits. They may be disinterested or unskilled in making money, and might often be struggling financially. They may seem to have little interest … Continue reading Why Do Spiritual People Seem So Lazy?
There is no such thing as darkness. That is to say that darkness is not something, but rather the absence of something; something we call light. Darkness is only a term that we use to describe a space in which light is not present, but darkness itself has no substance, no independent reality of it's … Continue reading Hatred is the Absence of Love
It's the beginning of a new year and many of us set forth the intention to begin a new chapter in life. There have been times when I've made such intentions, and times when I simply didn't bother, because looking back over my life I observed that I rarely carried them to fruition. We often … Continue reading A New Year – A New Chapter in Life