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Change

Change

Change is constant. Life changes – sometimes in an instant, at other times gradually, under our watchful gaze. The soul that learns to accept and embrace this notion and said changes will lead a life of peace. Time is better spent rallying and rolling with […]

Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are

A post from my personal Facebook account (August 26, 2014).   This morning, for reasons unknown to me, I remembered the five women – that child – who were brutally raped in their homes in St. James. They remain nameless because in the world we […]

Note to Self – On Pain

Note to Self – On Pain

Dear Self,
Sometimes soon is never nearly soon enough and the pain you imagine you can’t bear for another minute seems to do everything but subside. It aches and nudges, a constant reminder that you are not nearly as far along this journey as you would like.

But know this. In the midst of feeling sorry for yourself know that countless others have stood where you now stand, wondering when. So think not too long on when. Instead, focus on your next breath, the next minute; live fully in the now and think not of those who have hurt you along this journey but instead on those who remain – inspite of what you have shown yourself to be. For those who failed miserably and unapologetically at the task of loving or respecting you, their time will come. Perhaps you may even be the very same compassionate soul to plead with the gods on their behalf when karma seeks to exact vengeance.

Hurt, whilst not necessarily an understandable necessity, is to our benefit. When taken as part of the bigger picture, its lessons are invaluable and exceed any knowledge we could possibly garner otherwise.
Use this moment in time – however long – for introspection. Learn the lesson like an eager student so you will never have to resit this particular module. Take careful notes which you may review as future situations call for them, or share with others who will regrettably have to walk this path and take this course too.

Whatever you do, strive not to be bitter. That is an energy you would do well to avoid, lest it should poison all your affairs, especially those of the heart. Bitterness will blind you to any future happiness on the horizon and condemn you to a life of loneliness so steer clear of it at all cost.

Vulnerability

Vulnerability

It’s an innate need we often ignore because of a desire to preserve self. But I will forever maintain that vulnerability is beautiful. And necessary. If we want to truly experience love and acceptance we must be willing to allow those who we claim to […]

You Already Know

You Already Know

It’s only a problem if you don’t have a solution.  Too often we know the solutions to the dilemmas we face but we are too weak or self indulgent to take action and make a choice as needed. We know the ‘right’ thing to do […]

Short PSA

Short PSA

If after a considerable amount of time on your journey you discover that the sights are not at all what you expected and the approaching destination is other than that which you desire,  IT IS OK to pull over, take stock, change course and start moving toward the destination your heart desires. There is no shame in saying “I’m lost,” or “This is not where I want to be.” It’s ok to get it wrong or to be unsure. What is not ok is to keep going down an undesirable path because of fear or pride. Detours and stop overs are fine, as long as you are always moving toward a destination that you want. You only get one ride. So make sure it’s to where YOU truly want to go.