Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

One Day at a Time – Day 1

September 11, 2017

My best friend was going through some tough situations in her life. I was in the midst of a hard stretch too. We didn’t particularly like the things we had…

Relationship Martyrs

September 10, 2017

Many of us have gone so numb and discounted our feelings so completely that we have gotten out of touch with our needs in relationships. We can learn to distinguish…

Making Life Easier

September 08, 2017

Life doesn’t have to be hard. Yes, there are times we need to endure, struggle through, and rely on our survival skills. But we don’t have to make life, growth,…

Relax even when you’re being attacked

September 07, 2017

Attacks can come in many shapes and forms. They can be emotional attacks, where someone pelts us with anger and rage. We can be attacked physically, too. Self-defense is important.…

Being Vulnerable

September 06, 2017

Part of recovery means learning to share ourselves with other people. We learn to admit our mistakes and expose our imperfections—not so that others can fix us, rescue us, or…

Surrender

September 04, 2017

Master the lessons of your present circumstances. We do not move forward by resisting what is undesirable in our life today. We move forward, we grow, we change by acceptance.…

Deal with manipulation

September 03, 2017

A few years ago I was in Jordan on an excursion through the Middle East. I wanted to go to Pakistan, but when I got to the Pakistani embassy in…

Feeling Good

September 02, 2017

Having boundaries doesn’t complicate life; boundaries simplify life. —BEYOND CODEPENDENCY There is a positive aspect to boundary setting. We learn to listen to ourselves and identify what hurts us and…