Forgiveness is complicated because the act of forgiving is always attached to an emotional situation in which a perceived wrong has be perpetrated … When a child, either young or adult, feels wronged by a parent, it is especially egregious because the parent-child relationship is supposed to be our social foundation, our heart foundation. Unfortunately, for many it is not.
Sleep is one of the key components of a healthy integrated life. It is as necessary to the body/mind as food, water, air and love. Sleep offers the body time to repair and the mind time to sort, sift, dream and create. It should be natural and easy to achieve but for many of us, unfortunately, it is not. I invite you to try some things that have helped me in my quest for improved quality (and quantity) of sleep.
It’s unfortunate but we all have them in our life … one or two people with whom we just don’t see eye to eye, who rub us the wrong way, get under our skin, make us want to turn and run… The problem is that complaining won’t change them or make them disappear. So what can you do to deal with difficult people in your life?
I read recently that Oprah Winfrey begins her day in quiet, an opportunity to center herself and “order her day.” I like to do the same. It doesn’t take long, yet can make a huge difference to the way I approach my daily life.
Life is forever changing. That’s just a fact. But there are specific times on this life’s journey when each of us experiences major transitions… Not only do we experience transitions in the most obvious ways, such as careers or relationships, but also in such things as geographical locations, youth/age, retirement, etc.
So often we look at the necessary labors of life as a burden. Those “have to’s” we consider the bane of our existence … I want to propose that we try another approach: attend to such duties with openness and gentle attention.
Labor Day is around the corner and the end of August marks the completion of summer for most of us. Why not take the best of summer with you into the fall? A bit of reflection can help you do so.
It is so important to find a way to stay “open” even in the midst of pain, to consciously choose to look for love, receive love, uncover love – Love, the ultimate healer.
Did you know that August is National Romance Awareness Month? I don’t know who assigns these things but I really like the idea of the words “romance” and “awareness” being put together.
What keeps us from being happy? This is definitely a subjective question but whatever the particulars of our individual answers, underneath is likely insecurity…