Pause

All of your experiences, every one, bring to the surface the deepest wounds that need to be healed. Did you ever notice that you seem to experience the same things over and over again?  You may be in a different place and with different people, but the situation is the same.  Whether it is howContinue reading “Pause”

Your 7 Impossible Things

This is taken from Chapter 3 ~ Overcoming Limiting Beliefs from “Choosing the Life You Were Born to Live:  How Changing Your Thoughts Will Change Your Life” by Chris Sopa, published by Balboa Press.  Click here to purchase your copy! “One great way to see where your fears lie is to bring them up inContinue reading “Your 7 Impossible Things”

Finding Meaning

“Suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.” ~Victor Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning” We have all heard the phrase, “what does not kill me makes me stronger.”  Let’s face it, some of us have had some pretty bad things happen in our lives…terrifying, heart-wrenching things.  Things we do not wantContinue reading “Finding Meaning”

Friction

Ilya Prigogine, a Nobel Prize winning physicist, has a theory called “dissipative structures.”  This theory states that friction is a fundamental property of nature and that nothing grows without it…not a mountain, pearl or person.  Prigogine states that the key to growth is fragility, or the capacity for being “shaken up.”  Now let’s pause forContinue reading “Friction”

Love Your Enemy

“Your enemy reflects back to you everything that you do not like about yourself. He shows you exactly where your fears and insecurities lie. If you listen to what your enemy is saying to you, you will know exactly where you must make corrections in yourself. Only one who opposes you thus can be suchContinue reading “Love Your Enemy”

Are You Blind?

The Smithsonian recently published an article on “inattentional blindness,” or in other words selective attention.  The article was written based on an experimental minute and a half video asking viewers to count how many times a ball is caught by the individuals in white shirts (www.smithsonian.com/gorilla).  There is something amazing that over 50% of theContinue reading “Are You Blind?”

The Purpose of Pain

“Until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing, you will stay the same.” The pain was unbearable.  It didn’t seem to matter which way I moved to try to get some relief, it persisted and was gut wrenching.  I had it for going on 5 days and no oneContinue reading “The Purpose of Pain”

Your Infinite Self

Several years ago I came across some lectures on cassette tape (that is how long ago it was) called “Infinite Self” by Stuart Wilde.  I remember listening to his tape series over and over again until I pretty much had the darn thing memorized and the cassettes began to sound warped.  His teachings seemed wayContinue reading “Your Infinite Self”

Follow the Leader?

“Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Muriel Strode, writer A client of mine told me recently that she and her daughter went to see the new movie about Katy Perry and to her surprise, found it very inspiring.  I asked her whatContinue reading “Follow the Leader?”

Endings and Beginnings

“I really don’t think life is about the “I could have beens.”  Life is only about the “I tried to do.”  I don’t mind the failure, but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.” ~Nikki Giovanni, poet Well I did it.  I am officially a resident of the West coast andContinue reading “Endings and Beginnings”