A student of mine recently quoted a phrase from class notes taken years ago: You are the light that shines on you. It’s a phrase that has given her comfort, but always seems challenging to put into action. “How do you walk through this world as a human being,” she wondered, “and still know yourself as infinite light? How does light act in social situations, for example? How does light talk, walk, work…and how does it engage with other human beings?”Read More
Summer’s almost over! Maybe you went on vacation for part of the summer, or maybe not. In any case, it’s not too late to reflect on the past weeks with clarity. You may have documented every moment on Instagram and Facebook, so clarity isn’t a problem. You had a blast, and the proof is there on the screen, right?Read More
Before being steadfast on the path to self love and healthy relationships, I had to go through my share of unhealthy relationships and rejections.
We have all had times in our lives when we have felt the harsh sting of rejection on many different levels. My first memory of real heart felt rejection was when I was in the first grade.Read More
Lately I’ve noticed how eager people are to associate self-love with obnoxious behavior. I’ve heard a few people criticize ‘this perverse celebration of self-love’ as the reason there’s so little compassion in the world. They blame self-love for the open hubris and selfishness on display everywhere around us.Read More
As you read over these blog posts, you’ll come upon the word ‘surrender’ now and then. Surrender typically means relinquishing power and control. That’s how we’re used to defining the word; surrender calls for us to admit defeat and throw in the towel. It can also feel like a form of public humiliation, or at least some private shame.Read More