- You can learn what you need to learn when you need to learn it.
- Nothing is wasted.
- You can’t go backward.
- You do not want to do all the things. You want to do some of the things. You want to do them so bad, in fact, that they scare the shit out of you, so you avoid doing them by trying to do all
You don’t get to know ahead of time: when you’ll be asked. If you’ll be ready. What it will look like. How it will feel.
You can try to prepare, anyway you like. Mentally, physically, emotionally.
You can pack bags or unpack baggage. All these things are allowed. You can do therapy or do yoga. You can run and hide, change your identity, sing out a mantra moment… Continue reading
What are you going to do?
You can avoid it, turn your back to it, resist the energy calling you and the possibilities awaiting you. You can tell Today to wait on you. (It won’t, but tomorrow is around the corner, I hear.) Are you drained, exhausted, sick in body or sick at heart?
Is rest what you need today?
You can… Continue reading
I like to feel good.
You like to feel good.
But we’re afraid to judge things by how they make us feel.
We know some things that seem to make us feel good don’t. Not really. Some things give us a gratification hit, a little emotional boost, but aren’t good for us. If we follow the feeling good path, it might lead to bad results… Continue reading
About yourself, about life, and about every single person you meet.
Assume that you have done your best, and your best will keep getting better.
Assume that you are loved, and lovely.
Assume that you have something valuable to offer. Assume that you are valuable. You are worthy. You are accepted. You are wanted. You are needed. You are admired. You are understood. You do matter… Continue reading
It’s hard to let go of alternate lives, the could-have-been lives.
There is a storyline that runs in my head, a pretend version of life, in which my Mom is still here, participating, being with us.
A life in which she knows all four of my kids and they know her, they know her love and her joy and her attention and her kindness the way I… Continue reading
I had a conversation with my Dad when I was just about to graduate from college. I’ll never forget it. He said, “You know, Annie, I’m in my fifties now, but I still feel, inside, exactly the same as I did at 22.”
And I thought… “Well, darn, here I am at 22 and I guess this is it.”
Now I’m 35 and I still feel pretty much… Continue reading
1. Everybody’s version of success is different.
When someone says they have success at something, find out what success means in their definition.
They might mean, “I make a lot of money doing this,” and you might mean, “I am really happy doing this.”
If you want to learn from someone, you need to have a shared definition of success. Otherwise they might teach you all they… Continue reading