Ultimate Litmus Test

When we review our day, week, year or life, it’s likely we won’t be evaluating whether we out-competed others, looked really good or got the best deal. We’re far more likely to be concerned with how we feel about the quality of our interactions. All...

Unconditional Love

It’s easy to love babies, pets and people who appreciate, love and respect us. It’s easy to love those who share our point of view and seem just like us. But what about those who aren’t like us, don’t like us, behave in ways we don’t...

Betrayal

We often feel betrayed in relationships when someone doesn’t honor their word or live up to our expectations. While honoring our past commitments demonstrates integrity, it sometimes requires others to act contrary to what now feels right or appropriate. Because...

Search for Love

Pursuing anything in order to feel accepted or validated ultimately leaves us stuck in a cycle of approval-seeking. We’ll never collect enough external validation to overcome any sense of personal inadequacy we may feel. Self-esteem has to be generated...

Darkness and Evil

Light is an electric field tied with a magnetic field, a collection of photons, its speed can be measured and it is real. Darkness isn’t. It only exists in relation to light. Like darkness, evil doesn’t exist, either. Evil is merely a consequence of...

Love Is…

Love is a moment by moment appreciation of what lies before us. It’s surprisingly uncomplicated and easy to share when we understand it. Love isn’t possessive or demanding. It isn’t an exchange contingent on the satisfaction of specific conditions....