Letting go

On letting go

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

Feel the rain

Instinct vs intellect

That God is, perhaps, is the only belief I hold with any complete certainty.

And even in that, at least 40% of me knows full well that all this ‘evidence’ could be my own willful misinterpretation.

Fine.

Perhaps it is.

But whatever it is in me that calls out for Something outside of me is as insistent as the need to eat, the urge to write… Continue reading

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Book notes: The Kingdom of God Is Within You by Leo Tolstoy

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23 April 2017: I’m 36% through this book and I have 93 highlighted passages. The book is in the public domain, so I guess I could just copy and paste all those highlights right here.

Just go get your own copy of the book from Kindle or… Continue reading

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Book notes: The Silence of the Heart by Paul Ferrini

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The first book I read of Ferrini’s is Love Without Conditions. It’s written in direct address, simply, boldly. This book, The Silence of the Heart, follows it, though it can stand alone as its own book.

There is some repetition in the two books, which could get annoying. However, I find that Ferrini’s… Continue reading

You are not broken

You are not broken

You are not the odd one out.
You are not the only one who gets it.
You are not all alone.

You are not broken, damaged, useless, or flawed. No, you’re not perfect either.

You have been hurt, but you are not broken.

You have lived through pain, but you are not damaged.

You have made mistakes, but you are not useless.

You have stared… Continue reading