Scars are a testament to life

This is so amazing!...Someone on Reddit wrote the following heart felt plea“My Friend Just Died. I Don’t Know What to Do”Amongst all the replies One reply really stood out:"Alright, here goes. I’m old. What that means is that I’ve survived (so far) and a lot of people I’ve known and loved did not.I’ve lost friends,... Continue Reading →

Ceasing to struggle

We can stop struggling with what occurs and see its true face without calling it the enemy. It helps to remember that our spiritual practice is not about accomplishing anything - not about winning or losing - but about ceasing to struggle and relaxing as it is. That is what we are doing when we... Continue Reading →

The detox period

When you refrain from habitual thoughts and behavior, the uncomfortable feelings will still be there. They don't magically disappear. Over the years, I've come to call resting with the discomfort the detox period, because when you don't act on your habitual patterns, it's like giving up an addiction. You're left with the feelings you were... Continue Reading →

Your own basic goodness

The only way to relax with yourself is to open your heart. Then you have a chance to see who you are. This experience is like opening a parachute. When you jump out of an airplane and open the chute, you are there in the sky by yourself. Sometimes it is very frightening, but on... Continue Reading →

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