My life has changed immensely over the last few weeks. Goals I had given up upon have been coming to fruition seemingly out of thin air. It is a truly amazing time. What is so hard to grasp about it all is that I have not done anything different. The wonderful new opportunities I have […]
My new mantra is to focus on my experience. In every moment am I experiencing what I desire? If I am focused on a specific outcome or item to acquire, I ask myself what I hope to experience from it. Then I see how I can experience that feeling without the thing or the outcome. The question is what do you want to feel? Choose your feeling: happy, exhilarated, joyous, adventurous, loving, peaceful, or relaxed. Then watch yourself every moment.
Heather* knew she was adopted, even before she understood what being adopted truly meant. Heather loved the couple who adopted her and they loved her back. That was all she needed to know. As Heather grew up, her mother told her it was perfectly fine and understandable if she wanted to know more about her […]
Now if one is fearless but has no love
abundant but has no moderation
rises up but has no humility
Surely he is doomed
– From Verse 67 of Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu as translated by Jonathan Star
How often do we long for courage, abundance, and power? Yet when we see others who have one or all of these are they truly happy or admirable? How would Paris Hilton, Donald Trump, and Rod Blagojevich rate in Lao Tzu’s mind?