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Why being vulnerable is awesome

"Don't cry, crying is a sign of weakness." "Don't be so emotional." "Learn how to hide your feelings." These are just a few examples of scripts that we have been told, or perhaps tell ourselves which can really wreak havoc on our sensitive souls.  We are made to believe, through these negative thoughts that there is something inherently wrong with us for feeling our emotions and god forbid, ... Read the Post

Your feelings, emotions, and expressions thereof make other people uncomfortable.  That's it.  Essentially these three phrases above (and many more) are designed to help the person you are being vulnerable to escape your emotions which they are not willing to deal with.  It has nothing to do with you as a person.  Nothing to do with your being weak, or emotionally unstable.  No, it has to do with other people not wanting to confront their own emotions by having to deal with yours.

Gone Too Soon, But Not Gone Forever

My step-sister was killed by a drunk driver when I was twelve years old.   My brother and I were standing in the kitchen making blueberry Eggo waffles.  The doorbell rings.  It was so very early in the morning one could only guess who it might be.  As I made my way toward the front door I was intercepted by my step-father; "Wait in the kitchen." he said. I watched him walk down the hall.  He ... Read the Post

I looked down and the Coke and gasped.  The bottle said, "Share a Coke with Jennifer."  The look of shock on Stephanies' face and the subsequent tears told me this wasn't premeditated.  She had just grabbed the drinks and didn't even notice.  But I did, and so did my step-sister apparently who put my fears to rest that she would in fact be at my wedding.

Mastering Your Thoughts in a world of Illusion

Why are we here?  What is is all for?  What is my purpose?  If you find yourself asking these questions, you are not alone. I have often asked myself this very question causing me to have suffered through extreme bouts of anxiety and depression focusing on it.  Sometimes the very thought can bring me to a state of panic. Where do we go when we die?  Is there an afterlife?  Purgatory? Hell? ... Read the Post

Our thoughts create this reality that we live it, and we play it out, similar to what actors do on a stage.  We continue to play out these dramas in order for our souls to learn and grow, to remember that love is the only thing that is real.  The idea that we are not separate (ego) but rather part of this amazing, loving kindness that is present in all of creation."