Tag Archive | life
This has been on my mind since my daughter was accused by one of her playmates of being a tattletale because she came to me to help her address bullying and name-calling that was happening while she and some neighbors were playing outside. Please don’t ever tell your kids not to “tattle” or “snitch” on anyone. […]
Once you get to the place where the opinions of others no longer have power over you, you have a choice to either look at them with disdain, saying, “I don’t care what you think,” or to shower them with love because they are just as wonderful and special as you are.
In the course of leaving my family’s belief system and forging out on my own to find my truth, I’ve realized that for the most part a person can believe whatever they choose to believe. You can find arguments and proof to back almost any belief. So then the questions become, “What do I want […]
Breathing in, calm body and mind. Breathing out, smile. Dwelling in the present moment, know this is the only moment. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You […]
Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. What you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. ~Ajahn Chah This message seems to be coming at me from many different directions lately. I’ve been […]
Yesterday, as our family was getting ready to head out to run some errands, I decided to try on a dress that I hadn’t worn for a few years. I’m working on decluttering our home, and part of that is getting rid of any clothes that I can’t wear at my current size. In the […]