What's the Point?

What's the Point?

In a moment of intimate quiet,

What if someone asked you, “What’s the point?”

Would you have an answer?

Most of the time you go about your daily life without reflecting on who you are and why you are here.

That’s fine, most of the time. 

Now and then arise moments of quiet that call to you to ask, “What’s the point?” 

How To Align With Spring

How To Align With Spring

It’s not your imagination.

You really do have Spring fever.

Your body responds to the seasons.

There are practices for aligning yourself with Spring’s gentle exuberance.  One of them is Spring Cleaning, outside and inside.

How to Grasp the Gift of Loneliness

How to Grasp the Gift of Loneliness

Do you ever feel lonely?

Do you know how important that feeling is?

That’s because loneliness calls you – calls you to come to know who you really are; what you really want, and what gives meaning to your life.

No one else can know these for you. Only you can.

Loneliness arises to remind you that there are discoveries about yourself that you have yet to make.

It isn’t easy to feel lonely.

But don’t run from it.

How To Reveal Your Own Holiness

How To Reveal Your Own Holiness

“Kindness, the simple regard for others, is the beginning of holiness.” 

Attributed to Mother (Saint) Teresa of Calcutta.

Look around you.

There is kindness everywhere.

That’s because it starts with you.  Kindness is your natural disposition. It just gets covered over by tension and constant distraction.

When you are Present, kindness infuses what you do, because you have the gift of touch. 

How to deliver the promise of the New Year

How to deliver the promise of the New Year

The year turns. You stand on the threshold of a promise. Deep within, you feel a sense of hope – especially if this past year was difficult or sad, held pain or loss. You have a sense that this coming year will be better.  This is the gift and the promise of the New Year.  And you are right to believe the promise as you cross the threshold into this new chapter of your life.

Do You Dare to Live Tenderly?

Do You Dare to Live Tenderly?

Deep within you is a well of tenderness.

Tenderness is the sweetness that arises naturally when you care for living things.

Tenderness makes your voice low, your touch warm, your gaze soft.  All of your senses are gently and powerfully attuned when you live tenderly.

How To Remember Who You Are

How To Remember Who You Are

Calm and joyful.

At the core of your being, you are calm. Your true nature is joyful.

You know this to be true.

But your felt knowledge of this truth gets drowned in the noise and commotion of everyday life. That makes you anxious. The more anxious you are, the harder it is to connect to the Real You.

How do you step out of the cycle of commotion and anxiety, and into the calm at the core of your being?

Why Empathy is Harmful

Why Empathy is Harmful

You come into this world to care and be cared for.

You are also here to be who you are as your unique self, with all of your own individual limitations and gifts.

Because you are human you have gifts of your soul which are the ground for compassion and caring.

Caring for yourself: How to suspend time.

Caring for yourself: How to suspend time.

Don’t you wish you could suspend time?

Settle into an eternity of ease?  If only for a minute?

No pressures, no tensions, just a prolonged sense of well-being.

What if you could suspend time on a regular basis – give yourself a restorative break in ten minutes wherever you are, whatever you are doing.  Would you do it?

The good news?  You can.  By caring for yourself.  Restorative Self-care unravels exhaustion and overwhelm.

What is robbing you of your calm?

What is robbing you of your calm?

You know that feeling of security and comfort – of intimacy – when you receive someone’s full attention? Or the  contentment you experience in the immediate physical presence of someone you care for? These are things that you are born ready to give and receive.  

Your physical attachment to loved ones is the ground for deep and satisfying emotional well-being. Face-to-face presence, eye contact, and touch are vital to your happiness.  

And yet, you are being pulled away from what’s natural to you and deprived of the very things necessary to your happiness. 

How To Communicate From Your Calm Core

How To Communicate From Your Calm Core

There’s a secret to happiness. You are born with it.  It whispers to you from deep within.  But most of the time you can’t hear it.  The still, small, voice gets drowned out by the din of life around you.  You’ve heard it murmur.  You know there must be something you can do to uncover your secret. Something that takes awareness but not hours and hours of effort.

How To Cross The Threshold Of The New Year

How To Cross The Threshold Of The New Year

The year turns. You stand on the threshold of a promise. Deep within, you feel a sense of hope – especially if this past year was difficult or sad, held pain or loss. You have a sense that this coming year will be better.  This is the gift and the promise of the New Year.  And you are right to believe the promise as you cross the threshold into this new chapter of your life.

How to Deepen the Comfort and Support You Both Give and Receive

How to Deepen the Comfort and Support You Both Give and Receive

Comfort and support. These are gifts we offer one another, as human beings. You can offer these gifts at any time because you already have them. They are rooted in your anatomy -- in the depths of your body and your memory. You have a wealth of  gifts to offer precisely because they are rooted in your anatomy.

Why Subtle is More Powerful Than Bold, Strong, and Loud

Why Subtle is More Powerful Than Bold, Strong, and Loud

Effort. That’s what it has taken for you to succeed throughout your life. You’ve accomplished an enormous amount in your lifetime.  You’ve set goals, worked hard to achieve them, and then set new ones, and worked toward those.  And so it goes.