PAINFUL GROWTH

When we grow chronologically, there is no guarantee that we are also increasing mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. It takes intention, choice, and work to increase our level of understanding. The experiences we go through as night turns to day and day to night, provide the substance for the work. As we navigate the substance of life’s experiences, we fall, rise up, learn, strive harder, work … Continue reading PAINFUL GROWTH

Meditate on this

If you have difficulty asking yourself those questions for reflection, I am hoping you draw inspiration from these few pearls  as aids to asking those pertinent questions. Some of them you will find you easily answer, and others suddenly might have you looking at the wall for a bit longer. No problem, that is a good sign, you are introspecting, don’t rush it, don’t hurry … Continue reading Meditate on this

PEARL #83: WHEN THEIR MIND’S MADE UP, IT’S MADE UP

  At some point you have to come to a realization that you have done all you can and should to make things better. This could be with a coworker, partner, friend, place, peer group, or family. Any further efforts to be understood, no matter that your intentions and heart are in the right place, WON’T WORK. It’s up to their effort now, let it … Continue reading PEARL #83: WHEN THEIR MIND’S MADE UP, IT’S MADE UP

PEARL #80: BITE ALL THE WAY TO YOUR CORE

  How often do you think about why you exist? Too complicated a thought or too simplistic a view? Truth is, whether we think about it consciously or unconsciously, we are in one way or another striving to make sense of our existence. It is hard to experience total peace until we feel a sense of oneness and purpose, familiarity with our core. For everyone, … Continue reading PEARL #80: BITE ALL THE WAY TO YOUR CORE

THE PERILS OF “UNFORGIVENESS”

FORGIVENESS Forgiving seems like the hardest thing that we can do sometimes, however it’s one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. Lack of forgiveness is an emotional state of mind that keeps us bound and chained to memories of the pain, hurt, anger, disappointment, hatred, and other negative emotions caused by someone. We can also have these feelings towards people, an institution, a whole … Continue reading THE PERILS OF “UNFORGIVENESS”