The Amazing Present

The circumstances of each moment are always neutral until we assign meaning to them. We decide whether something meets our expectations, conforms to our sense of reality, whether it foretells good or is an ominous signal of a troubled future. It’s difficult for...

Giving and Receiving

Giving and receiving are actually the same thing. When we give, we receive the pleasure of seeing the delight on the faces of the recipient of our offering. The endorphins that are released when we express our love feel good. During the shortest and darkest days, the...

What Is Love?

Love is a concept that expresses a bundle of ideas. Many of the nuances relate to kindness, care and acceptance. When we truly love someone, our tolerance expands. Rather than wanting them to be what we want them to be, we want them to be authentically themselves. In...

Identity vs. True Self

Our True Self is pure, satisfied and complete. It requires no affirmation, admiration or confirmation. It doesn’t scramble for attention, try to please or seek approval from others. It never feels the need to be something it’s not. It knows that life isn’t...

Reaction – Mis-reaction

Sometimes our reactions to life are designed to protect us from being taken advantage of or rescue us from imminent danger. Our responses are often based on misinterpretations. These missteps then beget reactions from others that create the very problems we mistakenly...