When we open our hearts to others, the feeling of vulnerability and disappointment can be overwhelming when we have expectations . We have to trust that whats truly best for us will arrive without effort, drama, manipulation or pain. Everything that looks good to us isn’t necessarily good for us!!
Such a beautiful philosophy.. “This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for …the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of …
It was so nice to see a film where a man experienced pain and loss and doesn’t react with violence or revenge. So often we see women expressing their pain with tears while the men show only anger. As men. it is so important that we get in touch with our feelings and realize that expressing them does not diminish our manliness. The truth is it actually accentuates it and may extend our lives.Too often when we internalize our emotional pain, it actualizes itself in the form of sickness and disease.
This was a short story that I wrote in honor of my Grandfather, George Hill
Stress and anxiety can easily diminish our quality of life. It’s important to have tools in our arsenals that allow us to regain the full measure of joy that life experiences offer. Many times people tend to look for “a pill” as a solution rather than committing themselves to do the inner work that will often solve the problem rather than simply masking it. Try creating your own visualization practice and see how you are able to resolve many challenges that may have been preventing you from experiencing the full measure of happiness that you deserve.
I was so moved by this video. It reminded me of why I’m here and who I have to thank for that privilege. I am here today because they were here yesterday. I am here to carry on where they left off. They are my role models, my ancestors and the voices that whisper to me to be brave when I’m afraid. They continue to live through me, as me. They give my life it’s greatest purpose.
I think that one of the most devastating and psychologically hobbling poisons that human culture suffers from is our belief that we are not enough. This poison causes self-loathing and jealousy towards others. It causes us to angrily settle for mundane unfulfilling lives. It causes us to ignore the whispers in our hearts emanating from our ancestors who constantly remind us of our greatness. It causes us to waste the opportunity to be an example of unlimited possibilities to the next generation.
When you gaze at your reflection learn to see beyond what your eyes show you. Learn to see with your heart and listen to the voices of your ancestors who love you beyond measure.
If you are anticipating a stressful encounter when visiting family during the holidays, I urge you to seek help . This technique may certainly allow you to “see” your family members from a different perspective that just may allow everyone to have a more enjoyable time.
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