Things to leave in 2019: Excuses Self Doubt Toxic habits Playing small (?) Procrastination Negative self talk Swallowing truth Trying to please everyone Staying in your comfort zone Caring what other people think Create a Memory or Gratefulness Jar: Each day write one good thing that happened down and place it in the jar to… Continue reading 2020: What will you Bring?
"Anyone who commits themselves to the transformative process [of Centering Prayer] is changing the world more than they could by any other activity, but they'll have activities recommended to them by the Spirit, if they're called to it." Thomas Keating,God is Love - The Heart of All Creation - Companion Book We don’t often think of our prayer… Continue reading Centering Prayer
I posted this on my Facebook page Reclaim a Life of Joy over the weekend. I thought it deserved a space here too. ⇒⇒ I’m reading Live Big, Be Well by Winn Collier again. This is the second time I've read it. Each time I have found nuggets of wisdom, some new, some just coming into clarity. Today… Continue reading Our Work and Focus
I started my day reading an article suggested on a friend's FB feed about workism in America. Thank you Professor Green it was thought provoking. You can read it here: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/02/religion-workism-making-americans-miserable/583441/?fbclid=IwAR1a1ia7VBSFVywrNIVr4tmQK-jetsfl1Z581rxfQmHY-1qqVfYl6D7Ni84 One thing I've struggled with most of my life is letting go. Letting go of people, places, things, and jobs. My work as an… Continue reading Workism: Enough is Enough
This bean vine is ugly, has been since July, and I didn’t pull it because my mother in law once told me: “if they are still flowering leave them be. They will produce when their ready, even ugly things bear fruit.” Lately I’ve been feeling like this vine looks, tired, useless, brown, and used up.… Continue reading Ugly Vines
Many of you are familiar with the song Hallelujah written in the 1980’s by Lenard Cohen. It has always been a favorite of mine. From its vague allusions to scripture, to the truth of life in the early 1980’s, it always struck a sacred chord for me. Yesterday was no different. I had a cerebral… Continue reading Hallelujah!
In Spiritual Direction you are offered a sacred space to share joy, tears, honesty and re-framing of life. The idea that we can control every aspect of our lives is a fallacy. What we can do is learn to identify God in the midst of the everyday, the silly, the crazy, and yes sometimes devastating… Continue reading The Journey Begins