Category: Motivation

Lesson 293: Only Love is Here; Letting Go of Specialness

Lesson 293

What is it about the desire to be special?  It’s such ego candy!  We love the attention, yet I know what I notice such egoic behavior in others (I’m thinking Donald Trump), it’s really rather unattractive.  It requires defense.  It requires attack.  (“4 What God created cannot be attacked, for there is nothing in the universe […]

Lesson 31: I Am Not the Victim of the World I See

I am Not the Victim of the World I See

I’m starting to really love beginning my day with these Course in Miracles lessons.  Today’s lesson, I am not the victim of the world I see, is a declaration of independent of sorts, part of which involves assuming personal responsibility.  I am convinced that, for myself anyway, part of the difficulty in remembering not to […]

The Wrong Train Will Get You to the Right Station

the wrong train will get you to the right station

Last night, Jay and I watched a foreign movie called The Lunchbox.  We watch so few movies that it was a pleasure to be drawn in to this other world, so different from ours.  I loved this story built around a wife’s effort to be appreciated by cooking special meals for her husband that somehow […]

I Wanted to Sleep In: Surrender and the Life that Aches to be Lived

The Next Thing

I wanted to sleep in.  I did.  It’s Saturday.  I’m currently a working stiff and I’m not used to sandwiching my life into the constraints of a 40-hour work week.  Plus, I have that probably thyroid thing going on that makes me want to take naps in the middle of the day and as easy […]

Be an Oyster: When Life Hands You Sand, Make Pearls

The Oyster and the Pearl

The Oyster and the Pearl My latest book love affair is called The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Brother Proved to Me There’s Life After Death which am an devouring relatively quickly considering I mostly only read in bed.  I’m about two-thirds of a way through it, and I am in love with the […]

The Heart of an Over-Achiever: Some Thoughts on Self-Imposed Hell & Praise for Lower Standards

Self-Imposed Hell

It’s Sunday and in my heart of hearts, I want to skip church (let the kids teach themselves!), forget the open house I have scheduled for this afternoon and stay in bed all day.  I’m not sick, though I am tired.  I just want a down day. Here’s the weird thing, of course: it’s all […]