Have you ever had a dream that seemed so real that when you woke up you couldn’t figure out which reality was real and which was the dream?
Until we deal with the fear, the stench will remain; a constant reminder of the rottenness at the core.
Dear Dad, You may not have been there for me while I was growing up. Other parents manage to be around for their kid even if their marriage falls apart. But I know now, that is not how you work. You had to get away. Start a new life. I get it. You may not... Continue Reading →
Suddenly thrown together; violently torn apart; slow and steady buildup of grown and strength or a steady movement away from each other; a study of planetary plate tectonics is like viewing the development and decline of personal relationships only on a global scale. Most people are introduced to the concept of tectonic plates in grade... Continue Reading →
"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." ~Alexander Graham Bell My heart was broken long ago. The details don't matter. What matters is that instead of admitting that my heart was... Continue Reading →
“Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.” ~ Oprah Winfrey Does purposefully surrounding yourself with people who will lift you higher; people who encourage you and strengthen you sound like a selfish thing to do? Can you imagine the alternative? No, most of us don’t have to imagine the... Continue Reading →
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~Melody Beattie It has been said that gratitude is the real... Continue Reading →
"A Miracle is a highly improbably or extraordinary event, development or accomplishment (usually welcome and highly valued) which is not entirely explicable by natural laws. Some people attribute these to divine intervention. Others simply say that they are the result of natural laws which we simply don't understand yet. One thing is for certain -... Continue Reading →
“I can only Love. That is all I can do. That is all I can be because that is what I am. I AM Love. I am what encompasses you; moves through you and allows you to be everything and experience everything that makes you who and what you are; everything. No exceptions. It’s all... Continue Reading →
“They say that love is the fundamental core of the universe. They were wrong. It is not love that is the lynchpin of existence. It is desire.” ~ SSHenry Have you ever known desire? Have you ever felt the pure unadulterated yearning; that all encompassing searing of the soul that is the heart of love,... Continue Reading →
As strange as it may seem, it is possible to love without attachment. I’ll grant you, that is an alien concept in a day and age when the concept of love has been watered down to the point where it is used in regards to your like of soft drinks and computer games. But it... Continue Reading →
There are some things that are very difficult to put into words. Love; real love; unconditional love is one of those. When those of us who have been raised in western socieities think of love we almost always associate it with things like romantic love, passion, sex, intimacy and those things that lead up to these. But... Continue Reading →
We’ve all felt it; that all encompassing sense of wonder and mystery that accompanies those things which unexpectedly touch your soul. I don’t care if it is listening to the dawn’s first birdsong or the lonely call of a loon on a moonlit lake. It doesn’t matter if it is the hypnotic crashing of ocean... Continue Reading →
Has Valentine’s Day jaded you on the idea of love, or are you a die-hard romantic? I have to admit, I can only deal with so much of the commercialized nonsense before I want to roll my eyes and wander off in pursuit of something more substantial. But when it comes right down to it,... Continue Reading →
To Love, Honor and Cherish. These words have been included in wedding ceremonies, both Christian and Civil services for the last 200 years and while the first two are fairly self-explanatory, it is the third, Cherish, that has, over the years, lost its true meaning. So what does it mean to cherish someone? The word... Continue Reading →
How much pain can a heart deal with and not implode? It doesn't matter what was said, the reasons behind the pain - what matters is the pain itself. HOW MUCH CAN A HEART TAKE? Well, as I see it, the person dealing with the pain has two choices. One can either continue to let... Continue Reading →