Monthly: September 2018

Find a way to say “I can”

September 30, 2018

Slowly I began to see that many of the boxes I found myself in were of my own making. I tended to construct them, crawl in, then wonder who I…

Beliefs about Money

September 29, 2018

I was starting a new job for a corporation. I was good at what I did for a living. The personnel manager and I were down to the details of…

Lighten up some more

September 28, 2018

On the last day of my retreat, I told the guestmaster that I didn’t think that I would be able to get back soon because I didn’t have the time.…

Accepting Love

September 27, 2018

Many of us have worked too hard to make relationships work; sometimes those relationships didn’t have a chance because the other person was unavailable or refused to participate. To compensate…

Take the lid off the box

September 26, 2018

The world shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. — Anaïs Nin  First you crawled; then you learned to walk, and the world grew a little bigger. You learned…

Responsibility for Ourselves

September 25, 2018

Caretaking: the act of taking responsibility for other people while neglecting responsibility for ourselves. When we instinctively feel responsible for the feelings, thoughts, choices, problems, comfort, and destiny of others,…

True to Ourselves

September 25, 2018

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou ‘canst not then be false to any man. — WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE…

What can you do?

September 24, 2018

Mr. Potter celebrated his hundredth birthday by doing a bungee jump from a 210 foot tower. When his physician of many years advised him against it, he simply got a…

Relationships

September 23, 2018

There is a gift for us in each relationship that comes our way. Sometimes the gift is a behavior we’re learning to acquire: detachment, self-esteem, becoming confident enough to set…

Become willing

September 22, 2018

There’s nothing against you to fall down flat But to lie there—that’s disgrace. — Edmund Vance Cooke  Sometimes the problem isn’t that we don’t believe we can. The problem is…