Acceptance

The Difference Between “Giving Up” and “Letting Go”

  Most of us have been barraged throughout our life with messages about the importance of ‘never giving up’ so the thought of ‘letting go’ might seem weak and powerless. Many of us associate the phrase ‘never give up’ with a perception of having a relentless, uncompromising,

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A Beautiful Way to Live

“In the end,  just three things matter: How well we have lived How well we have loved How well we have learned to let go”  ~ Jack Kornfield In the short video below, Jack Kornfield (renowned teacher of Buddhist psychology) shares insight rooted in simplicity, mindfulness and interconnectedness. I

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Befriending Life

Everything Has A Deep Dream I’ve spent many years learninghow to fix life, only to discoverat the end of the daythat life is not broken. There is a hidden seed of greater wholenessin everyone and everything.We serve life bestwhen we water it and befriend it.When we listen

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Suffering

Art by Gregory Ryan Klein   “Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be

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Imperfect Perfection

All of the imperfections of the universe are parts of it’s perfection.     We are perfect souls in an imperfect world And in imperfect bodies. We, as humans, design things perfectly. We like straight lines, squares and circles. That is how we build our cities, houses and homes. God created

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Listen To Your Body, It May Be Trying to Tell You Something

  Our lives are so full of distraction.  We have forgotten how to check in with ourselves and take the time to process experiences and emotions. We maintain… hold it in… keep it together… on to the next task. Living this way has its ramifications. Letting feelings accumulate

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“Let it Go” by Donna Faulds

  Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold: the holding of plans or dreams or expectations – Let it all go. Save your strength to swim with the tide. The choice to fight what is here before you now will only result in struggle,

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Relax, Go With The Flow

  “Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life.”  ~Eckhart TolleOur vibrational frequency is low when we fight and struggle. Have the wisdom to know when it is time to surrender and find the path of least resistance. Life should

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Aparigraha (nonattachment, non-greed)

  Aparigraha means nonattachment or turning away from greed. It encourages us to be self-sufficient, acknowledging abundance around us. It means seeing our glass as ‘half full’ rather than ‘half empty’ and being content with what we have. Practicing aparigraha means we consider what we really need versus

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