via Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi at BrainyQuote.
I have found that while these feelings are uncomfortable, accepting those unfavorable feelings gives me clarity. But I always try to skip steps. … More Skip the Pain
There was one moment. One moment that I began to feel sorry for myself. Spouses taking pictures, kids, families. And me alone. Well physically alone. I retreated back to that old feeling, those old beliefs. Who do I have to be to not walk this journey alone? Who do I have to be to be … More Never Alone
I allowed myself to feel sad. It was the only gift of love I could give myself. And I cried, maybe 3 or 4 times when I felt like I needed to cry. Sometimes they were just tears, other times sobs. But it was all okay. I allowed myself the freedom and time to feel. … More Cry
I usually don’t write poetry, but I participated in a spiritual activity the other week where I was challenged to reflect on a time when I felt I was my true self. After the reflection, I was supposed to write a poem. So I thought I would share it here: My true self stands before … More A true self poem
“When I can envision a better existence, I can embrace uncertainty with courage.” -Rokelle Lerner This quote stood out to me the other day as I was on my commute. When I saw the word “uncertainty,” I became instantly reflective about a post I wrote in September called “Uncertainty.” In that post, I talked about … More Uncertainty and Courage
Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new. -Sammy Hagar Today, I turn another year older…grateful for still having the chance to get it right….or at least better than it was the year before. Happy birthday to me. 🙂
Now that I am learning to love myself, I do not need to please everyone. -Rokelle Lerner (From Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics) Sometimes I feel that my heart is so filled with love that it’s going to burst. I have so much love to give. And just so you know, I’m not just … More My Heart is Bursting With Love
God, I am so tired and fearful. I am asking you to help me where my faith is weak and to help me work through my fears. Give me the strength to face my fears with grace and dignity. Give me clarity and creative solutions for my problems. Give me the desire to keep going. … More A Prayer of Surrender
Give whatever you do your wholehearted attention. -From Self-Meditation by Barbara Ann Kipfer Hello! I have been patiently waiting for the arrival of Spring here in Chicago, and it appears that it may have arrived! I hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying your day. I have been spending my day doing some exciting … More Spring Greetings!