When our ideologies include any sort of oppression, whether it's hatred or an exclusion of self from community, we are disregarding the divine truths of life and need to question how to fully develop our human potential.
When the short, old, white guy in a blue jacket drops by the café where I write, like clockwork, a couple of beefy regulars shout, jumping out of their seats, and one-by-one, heave their hulking bodies into his arms for a hug.
The truth is, the mind has infinite room for growth. Once it achieves momentum, it will want more. But it cannot go from 0-120 mph instantly. It has to work itself up to that. If you have a desire or a dream, don't allow yourself to get in your own way. Make a realistic action plan.
If you have come so far in your spiritual awakening as to invite the collaboration of your spirit guide, you may be prepared to receive spiritual mentorship opportunities. This may come in the form of your limits being tested.
There have been some major changes in my life -- both in terms of self-development as well as changes that happen in the lives of those close to me. Here are the facts I've realized about life and I'd like to share them with you.
There are three ways you can make this year the year it all goes differently. The year you have a genuine smile on your face as you walk through that door, pick up the phone or open Skype. This is the year the holidays and home aren't a struggle, but a welcome experience.
Before you forgive, you have to expand your perspective regarding the other person or situation. Whether or not you truly know the individual who harmed you, one thing is certain about the human condition: A person's external actions are a reflection of their mindset on the inside.
To love through an imperfect sense of wholeness is not only beautiful; it is real. We live in a world where people have their guards up. But guards are not attractive. Truth is attractive; acceptance is attractive. There is more to the underlying truth of real love than meets the eye.
What do you love? What are the small things in your life that make your heart sing? What could you do that would bring you joy, inspire you or make you feel connected to who you are? Start doing them every day and notice the shift from striving for contentment to actually arriving there.
My perception of the world and the people around me is a mirror of my inner attitudes, core beliefs and old emotional wounds. Like so many, I considered my mind to be superior to my heart, and felt that being emotional and vulnerable was a weakness.
I left Oprah's "The Life You Want" tour feeling empowered and excited to author my own story. Here are a few of my takeaways and interpretations from the seminar. May you be as inspired as I was to begin living the life you've imagined for yourself.
It's an exciting time to be a woman. A time to share freely our gifts with those we love and the world at large, a time to delight and radiate our natural beauty, a time to love with the fullness of our hearts while staying deeply connected to the core of who-we-really-are.