One On One

The attempt to make everyone happy stems from a desire for love. Ironically, people pleasers almost never get the love they seek and hardly any individual attention or one-on-one interest. The reaction from outside mirrors how they operate: not from their own values, but from the value of gaining wide approval. It is when youContinue reading “One On One”

Born On This Day: Thich Nhat Hanh

Happy birthday to Thay.  On this day, I recall one of his talks, where he talked about personal responsibility, and how our many choices in the home and regarding our schedule and priorities influence our well-being and can last for a long time. He told the audience about a new mother who made the effort to moveContinue reading “Born On This Day: Thich Nhat Hanh”

Washed In Love

“Washed in love” feels like being heated by sunlight and cooled by saltwater in summer. It is neither cold nor too hot, just right. Soothing and restoring, inner treasures are coming to surface, cells are chuckling and humming, a very organic feeling. Almost unnoticeable, not too different from “normal”, except that all perceptions have slowedContinue reading “Washed In Love”

Thanks to My Cells (On this New Day)

Just for today, I send a smile and love to all the cells in my body. ✨ Thank you for working so well together on my behalf. Thank you for keeping me healthy. Thank you for letting me feel so much pleasure every day. ✨ May you shine with love on this day. Know thatContinue reading “Thanks to My Cells (On this New Day)”

Two Portions Of Gratitude, One Portion Of Love

There is a thirst in us for appreciation. It is both a thirst to be appreciated and a thirst to appreciate. There is a need in us for gratitude. It is both a need to hear thank you and a need to feel thank you. May we be led to the sources of water. MayContinue reading “Two Portions Of Gratitude, One Portion Of Love”

When the Buck Stops Here

Whole communities are broken because there is no community spirit. Whole families are broken because there is no family spirit. Whole marriages are broken because there is no marriage spirit. Whole friendships are broken because there is no friendship spirit. However, there are situations when the breaking away from the larger community is healthy — not onlyContinue reading “When the Buck Stops Here”

Role Models: Find Them In Your Best Experiences

The free and loving change the world, by their example. At times it is enough to witness one person’s unwillingness to participate in toxic settings or in toxic ideologies to change your mind and do the same. At other times the love that moves towards you will give you the courage to act with loveContinue reading “Role Models: Find Them In Your Best Experiences”

Sanity In Relationships and In Life

Sanity is a great good. Sanity is very underrated too. Given the choice between “being swept away” and sanity, choose sanity. Because good love only finds you when you are sane. While in an imbalanced state, the affair that will find you might soothe you, or appear to be what you want, even distract youContinue reading “Sanity In Relationships and In Life”