There are so many things you are attached to . . . so many ideas you have about who you are, what you stand for, and how people will remember you. You are attached to your identity, your beliefs, your thoughts, your relationships. You are attached to all the things from your past . . . your upbringing, your education, your family life, your work history. No one can take those things away from you. But what if you decided to let them go of your own volition? Think about it: all your attachments, … [Read more...] about Letting Go
Glenn Close's character in Dangerous Liaisons represents something that is a recurrent theme in our culture. If you recall, this was a riches-to-rags disaster of epic proportions, and why? Because she latched onto her power, valued her selfishness above all else, sought revenge against the man who so carelessly threw her away, and did whatever she had to do to manipulate situations around what would benefit her personally. In other words, she behaved like a man. Now hang on, before you go … [Read more...] about Three Cheers For Self Promotion – But Why Are We So Afraid Of It?
Yesterday when I woke up, I had a trio of dreams imprinted in my mind. This shook me to my core. I spent some time trying to work out the meaning of the dreams and why they were having such a profound effect on me. But after about thirty minutes, I shrugged and decided that the best idea was probably just to let go and allow the heaviness of the feeling to wash over me, no matter how much I didn't really want it to. This meant that I was probably going to go along crying through my day, feeling … [Read more...] about A Hopi Message And A Few Tears
On any given day, I wake up full of gratitude. I count up my hours of sleep, take a moment to recount any dreams, and just generally check in with myself and how I feel. Then my husband and I spend some time talking and communicating with each other. Yesterday morning, however, was different. Gratitude was replaced by anxiety as I counted up my sleep and decided it was enough. I stopped only briefly to ask my husband in passing whether he'd slept well. In retrospect, I was feeding the wrong … [Read more...] about Which Wolf Do You Feed?