Monthly: May 2018

Make conscious contact

May 31, 2018

God must become an activity in our consciousness. — Joel S. Goldsmith  God is not separate from this beautiful world that he created. He is the creative force behind everything…

Allowing Ourselves to Be Needy

May 30, 2018

We can accept ourselves as people who have needs—the need for comfort, love, understanding, friendship, healthy touch. We need positive reinforcement, someone to listen to us, someone to give to…

You have the power

May 29, 2018

If you see Buddha, kill him. — Zen koan  For the first several hundred years after the Buddha died, there were no images of him. Only his dharma, or teachings,…

Tolerance

May 28, 2018

Practice tolerance. Tolerate our quirks, our feelings, our reactions, our peculiarities, our humanness. Tolerate our ups and downs, our resistance to change, our struggling and sometimes awkward nature. Tolerate our…

Passion – Day 7

May 27, 2018

We don’t have to play with fire. But we can get close enough to it to warm our heart. Prayer: Please send me what I need to come fully alive.…

Passion – Day 6

May 26, 2018

“I never intended to be successful. Never intended to be a millionaire,” said a man who has been extremely successful. “I just wanted to do something I had a passion…

Passion – Day 5

May 25, 2018

“Stomp. Scream. Spit. Cry,” a friend said. “Just don’t go numb again. Maybe what you’re really angry about is that you’ve been dead longer than Abe Lincoln, and now you’re…

Passion – Day 4

May 24, 2018

“This week, I went scuba diving,” a man told me. “Hadn’t done it for years. I forgot how much doing something I love, even for one afternoon, can change my…

Passion – Day 3

May 23, 2018

Sometimes people have judged my passions as unnecessary obsessions. Sometimes they are. I have been asked, “Why can’t you just go to Al-Anon meetings instead of constantly talking about codependency?”…

Gratitude Isn’t Denial

May 22, 2018

Gratitude isn’t denial. We can practice gratitude without denying how we feel. Sometimes we do need to change the circumstances in our lives. But we usually can’t do that until…