Archive | Comfort

Making a shift in habits

The antidote for self-criticism is self appreciation. I used to believe it was self acceptance, yet sometimes acceptance can feel too much like resignation. Self appreciation on the other hand allows us to recognize what we value about ourselves. There are times when I feel self criticism is beating down on me like the hot […]

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Observing myself

I have been feeling stuck somewhere in myself. And I want to unpack this stuckness, if that’s even a word. Oh, there are so many reasons, and I know it comes from self judgment, and exhaustion, and a fear of moving on without a cast around my heart. One of my biggest culprits is comparison. […]

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Living in creation

I am sensing a shift, lately, in my orientation. As I ride my bike through a trail of cypress trees, and arrive at the coastline, the air, the ocean, my breath is telling me that I am IN something. I am IN creation. For a long time, my concentration has been on the breath of […]

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Expanding

At what point can I allow my spiritual life to become completely honest. Do I allow all of myself to enter into the dynamic of the interior landscape? I find that my spiritual self includes the parts of me that like silence, that like the sunset, that like eating smelly cheese and drinking crisp wine, […]

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Generosity

I am always inspired by people who just seem to be generous by nature. They have a generous spirit. There’s a woman by the name of Kathy where I work who is always doing extra things for people. She’ll update the bulletin boards outside the cafeteria or give everyone a chocolate heart for Valentine’s day. […]

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Along the way

“Knowing when to wait is as integral to the dream as knowing when to act,” Tessa Bielecki writes in her book on Teresa of Avila (Crossroad, 1994). I was struck with that line this morning as I am moving into unknown terrain as I try to move in a new direction with my livelihood. I […]

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