Growth

Acceptance

It can be difficult to accept others and to accept ourselves. “I should be better. I should be something different. I should have more.” All of this is conception; it’s all mental fabrication. It’s just the mind churning up “shoulds,” “ought tos,” and “supposed tos.” All this

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Creating Your Future

“It is said that extraordinary people live their lives backward. They create a future, and they live into it. An exercise I teach is called A.C.T. I want you to try it. The A stands for accept your present state. Understand your strengths and weaknesses, as we

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The Choice

Look not at the fault of others, at what they have done of left undone. Rather look at what you yourself have done or left undone.  ~Dhammapada, Verse 50 Get off the train of criticism, or stay where you are if you must – stuck on the tracks, blocking your own

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She Let Go.

  She let go. Without a thought or a word,  she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

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Personal Growth

  “Growing is the most important and essential endeavor that a human being can undertake. You can make money, you can be promoted or demoted in the world. Never, at any stage, is there certainty about what will happen to you in this life. However, there is

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50 Questions for Self-Discovery

  When You Know Yourself You Are Empowered. When You Accept Yourself You Are Invincible.~ Tina Lifford  Asking yourself questions is a great way to move into self-discovery and personal growth. As we grow and change, our answers will too. There are endless questions to choose from. Here are some

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All People are Your Teachers

  All relationships are your mirrors and all people are your teachers. Ultimately the purpose of relationships is to help is become more loving human beings, and one way they do this is to show us everything about ourselves that isn’t loving enough yet. What has this

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Dont Just Endure, Flourish!

  Life delivers blows. But inside, you have an inner strength to not just merely survive, but to come out having learned or gained something.  “We can all endure disaster and tragedy, and triumph over them-if we have to. We may not think we can, but we

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Failure’s Cairn

  With every failure and every fear,Yet another stone is placedThere upon the growing pile–High upon the hill. For far too longMy failures overwhelmed me–Stones immense and mighty, waiting there,High upon the hill…Until the day I learnedTo turn my failuresInto faith, and put anEnd to hate.And now I

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Be Flexible In Your Thinking

  By Richard TemplarOnce your thinking gets crystallized, rigid, formed, you’ve lost the battle. Once you think you have all the answers, you might as well call it quits. Once you get set in your ways, you’re already part of history. To get the most out of life,

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