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Toni Emerson

Blog Entries by Toni Emerson

3 Simple Steps to Get the Love You Want

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 4:06 PM

Imagine for a moment the following:

You are lying next to your lover, your warm bodies entwined in the afterglow of lovemaking.
You gaze into your lover's eyes and disappear in an experience of oneness. No words are spoken, yet your hearts communicate intimately and deeply. At peace...

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The Joy of the Purposeless Life

(15) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 10:43 AM

Let's talk about another cliff that we are facing at this time of year. No, not the fiscal cliff, but the "Let's Figure Out My New Year's Resolutions" cliff. If the prospect of sitting down and summoning your purposeful intentions for the upcoming 2013 year daunts you a little, take...

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Why Integrity Really Really Matters

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Integrity and authenticity are qualities that really matter to me and to millions of other people who have just re-elected our president Barack Obama for a second term.

For the first time in the last few months, I am reassured that the changing face of America has...

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Is the American Dream Still Worth It?

(2) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 12:10 PM

I moved from Europe to NYC when I was 18 years old, bright-eyed and super excited at the endless possibilities that lay in front of me. Everything seemed so big: the cars, the streets, the food portions, as well as the enormous drive for consumption. I loved every minute of...

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Love, Path to Freedom

(3) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 12:28 PM

"I am your own voice echoing off the walls of God." -- Rumi

I fell in love a few times in my life and then one day, I fell in love with love itself and my life was transformed forever. I believe that the healing power of love allowed me...

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Can We Live in a Constant State of Love?

(10) Comments | Posted May 17, 2011 | 6:05 PM

When we fall in love, our heart becomes full of feel-good qualities that infuse our life with joy and excitement. Everything feels light, fresh and more vibrant. We wake up to a brighter day, the air is warmer, the sun is brighter, everything is right with the world. Living life...

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How to Pick Up the Pieces When Our Mentors Fail Us

(17) Comments | Posted May 10, 2011 | 2:30 PM

Recently, I was having coffee with a friend who was emotionally coming to grips with his mentor having to step down from his position at the head of a spiritual organization amidst a wide range of accusations. My friend had been trying to integrate his disappointment with his teacher, his...

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Love in the Face of Intense Tragedy

(4) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 2:22 PM

I feel compelled to share this with my Huffington Post family. Last week, I started to write an article on how our hearts can hold enormous compassion and love for humanity in times of calamity, and how love has the unique ability to reach over our cultural and personal difference...

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The Creative Side of Love

(26) Comments | Posted March 12, 2011 | 4:46 AM

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

The dynamic intensity that we feel around love has been the source of inspiration for artists throughout the centuries and indeed the millennia. Some of the most famous early...

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Grace: The Ultimate Game-Changer

(28) Comments | Posted February 27, 2011 | 12:04 PM

Grace, like love, is not a thing of the mind. It doesn't act upon our demands but appears on its own, unannounced and unexpected. Grace is the benevolent loving sign that life is good again and that we have, for an instant, connected to our source.
One of...

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Are You a Love Junkie?

(6) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 3:12 PM

I'd like to thank a commentator on my last post, "Love Is Talking, Are You Listening?" for prompting me to ask this question after he mentioned the "ever-present desperation" with which we look for love. With Valentine's Day behind us, this is the perfect time to take a...

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Love Is Speaking: Are You Listening?

(34) Comments | Posted February 6, 2011 | 12:03 PM

In these times of chaos and disharmony, there is an untapped natural resource that is universal and accessible to all. Let's call love the energy of the future, renewable moment to moment inside oneself. It makes ordinary people accomplish extraordinary things. Love heals, restores, rejuvenates and revives.

Whether we...

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