Love others because we’re all one family.
Serve others because we all benefit.
There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that’s only suffering.
The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know…Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself:
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
We are all so busy. Life moves so fast. It often goes from hectic to frantic to out of control. We are trying to do so many things in the course of a day. We have work to get done. Many of us have kids who need our attention, houses to maintain, places to go, people to see, things that need doing pronto if not sooner. And then if you are like me, I’m trying to do things slowly, sometimes,… Read More
Allow; to let do or happen, to permit, to grant, to make provision for. The word allow historically had negative connotations attached to it for me. A rigidity would happen in my body and mind when I would think of or hear the word allow. Even today, it can conjure up images of patriarchal men oppressing women and children, of mothers controlling their children, of abusive husbands maintaining control over frightened wives. I don’t think that allow is always… Read More
It’s one thing to read the book, follow the site and sometimes write in and comment – but then there is putting pen to paper and making those lists… checking them twice and figuring out in black and white, if you’re being naughty or nice. So, in order to help you do that we now have a section here on the site called Working It. No, it does not take the place of the gym! But it will help you… Read More
While many of us have used the six affirmations to get ourselves back on track, we often make that first step, the first change, we see progress and then perhaps – we stop. We must constantly reevaluate where we are. Where are you? Does Something Need To Change? Here is a place to start making those lists.
I graduated High School in 1958. Yes, a long, long, time ago. But the teenage trauma I experienced left a fair amount of psychic debris and to this day I feel a wave of discomfort when I find myself surrounded by adolescent. In high school I was physically different from my classmates. Tiny, with a slow body clock that wouldn’t deliver me to physical maturity until after graduation, I had a tough time. With the exception of a few… Read More
Good Friday. Way of the Cross. Fasting and abstinence. Examine conscience. Have a really blessed day. ~ Unknown Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being. ~ Morris Joseph Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. ~ Pope John Paul II
My dream woke me from a deep sleep and left me picturing his face as I tried to hang onto the details before they began to evaporate. The “face” belonged to Jeff, the guy who introduced me to my husband, the Godfather of our son and a dear friend who recently died. Jeff was also a talented, famous, successful yet down-to-earth musician, husband and father. He was, quite simply, a good man. One of those rare human beings who… Read More
We are beyond excited about the first Gratitude and Trust #140 Summit we are hosting with our friend Jeff Pulver in New York on June 24th, at the 92nd St Y. It will be an all day event with 50 extraordinary speakers. For a short time you can tickets for the full day event for $25.00 using the code jp25 After that the price will go up quite a lot. So this is a case where the early bird gets a good… Read More
Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” – ~Rainer Maria Rilke FAITH When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, FAITH is knowing one of two things will… Read More
A musician on stage cringes when he hears feedback during a performance. It’s usually in the form of a screeching electronic protestation caused by … well, I’m not really sure. It’s a problem usually created when the microphone and the monitors enter a level of intimacy unsanctioned by the Gods of technology. There was a time when I’d have gone on and on about why feedback occurs, undeterred by the fact that I was simply guessing. Life is better this… Read More