Have you noticed how trivial the Facebook posts from outside Louisiana seem right now? The local posts are so much more meaningful. People offering help of all kinds to each other, sharing their homes, launching rescue missions, adventuring to find and get things like baby formula to stranded grandchildren. Don’t you think the Cajun Navy guys are enjoying the excitement of being useful and heroic while getting to drive their boats all over? Yes of course the loss is tragic, and it’s going to be a big pain in the a– to clean it all up, our lives and our children’s lives are disrupted from their normal routine, everyone, even if your house is dry is feeling the ripple effect as it all unwinds, and yes, people will spend more money than they want to on all of this, However, what a … Read More »
“Open your heart to all beings throughout space” Anam Thubten
I heard this over the weekend at a meditation retreat and it really struck me in its broadness. Can you get anymore inclusive than this? It wasn’t just a love of humanity, or even all the beings on earth, no, it’s all beings throughout space. He’s throwing in the aliens too. I thought, this is great, can you possibly be more loving than this? It’s loving the entire universe all at once. Albert
“In your whole life nobody has ever abused you more than you have abused yourself. And the limit of your self-abuse is exactly the limit that you will tolerate from someone else. If someone abuses you a little more than you abuse yourself, you will probably walk away from that person. But if someone abuses you a little less than you abuse yourself, you will probably stay in the relationship and tolerate it endlessly.
If you abuse yourself very badly, you can even tolerate someone who beats you up, humiliates you, and treats you like dirt. Why? Because in your belief system you say, “I deserve it. This person is doing me a favor by being with me. I’m not worthy of love and respect. I am not good enough.”
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by … Read More »
“At the end of your life you’re going to ask, did I love, did I live, did I matter? Why not ask these questions now while you still have time to focus on what matters and do something about it?” – Brendon Burchard
“The way you receive compliments is symbolic of the extent to which you are willing to let love enter and fill your life. For a week or month, assume that if someone says or does something kind to you, it is because they truly mean it, and you deserve the blessings they proffer. As you let the love in, your life will change in miraculous ways.” – Alan Cohen