Opening to the Possibility

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Category: Life

A Story about Stories

stories

The past is a collection of stories.  In reality, these stories are the only way the past continues to exist and so it behooves us (me) to tell stories that empower.  It behooves us (me) to recount a version that plants seeds of creativity, stories that catapult us in the direction of our dreams rather […]

Hell: Resistance to Life

Resistance to Life

“There isn’t any hell or heaven except for how we relate to our world.  Hell is just resistance to life.” ~Pema Chodron, The Wisdom of No Escape. When I am in hell, I need to write.  The part that is screwed up (of course!) is that I resist writing, as well.  When I am in […]

Rules of Engagement

Rules for Decision

As a child, I remember rehearsing my defense.  In my imagination, I was being attacked and I needed to lay out arguments to ward off the assault.  These days, I don’t spend a lot of time running through such scenarios in my head, although when something or someone is really getting to me, I still […]

Resistance is Hell

Resistance is hell

“Resistance is Hell, for it places man in a ‘state of torment.”  –Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life and How to Play it After several weeks of being mired in resistance, I have at last come home to God.  There is something disheartening about trying to manage things myself, about allowing ego to take […]

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