“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference” — Robert Frost
It is getting to be late in the season and the gondola that I use for transport down the mountain after a hike will soon be shutting down, so, I decided to go on another hike this morning.
Today, I decided to take the “road less traveled by” so I could discuss the topic of resistance first-hand with you. Since our discussion last time was on courage, I thought it might be appropriate to explore the subject of resistance or avoiding the inclination to give into fear and taking the path of least resistance. Continue reading
It is our ancient conditioning that keeps us stuck in old thought patterns and behaviors about love and relationships. So, then how can we emancipate ourselves from this conditioning’s grasp? The primal beliefs and thoughts etched into our consciousness can be automatically triggered by an event. Just like the enchantment that caused Sleeping Beauty to fall asleep when she pricked her finger on the spinning wheel at age sixteen, our old fearful spells kick in when we feel rejected or alone. We can dismantle the power of our ancient conditioning (which wants us to believe that we are sure prey for the lurking monsters) by creating new beliefs and incantations of Entitlement. Continue reading
Regardless of our political, philosophical or religious beliefs—it would be difficult for any of us to deny that change is upon us. Everywhere we look from the personal to the global climate, we are witnessing unprecedented events and circumstances. And while the current prevailing media’s take on it all seems saturated with gloom and doom, there are many of us who believe this to be a time for inventive optimism and unparalleled opportunity. Continue reading
It is fascinating to observe nature during this miraculous time of spring and re-birth. Buds that promise life are emerging from lifeless trees, mother robins nurture the nests that will produce new flight, and flowers are popping up out of nowhere, providing the long awaited color and fragrance of spring. And then there is the birth of a butterfly…
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.”—Richard Bach, American author Continue reading
“It is essential to know what is vital and alive in us and [then] shape our lives in its image.”—David Whyte The Heart Aroused.
In his beautiful book, The Heart Aroused David Whyte, beloved author and poet, offers insight and inspiration on how to seed, feed and water the soul, sparking our inner Life Force. Whyte proclaims that when we nourish ourselves from within, we will naturally connect with others, who join us in the pilgrimage of personal discovery. Together, we are bound to become more expanded versions of ourselves and grow exponentially from the conversations and connections that inevitably accompany the joys of our individual and collective journey. Continue reading