Love and Hate text concept on white and black dices Hate: that dreaded word; that dreaded feeling. Something we are told to overcome and rise above; something that is the basest and most destructive of human expressions. Hate, I hate you. This is where we begin. I hate YOU. It starts this way, back in time, we are young, we are undefended we are open. AND WE LOVE, and WE LIVE and WE FLOW and we are so alive and one with our own life force. And it happens, once, twice, then again and again. Someone or something meets [...]
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I just want to write about how it began. I imagine there are so many moments in life when a huge door is opening and we don’t even notice. We walk right by. In some ways my life had prepared me to listen. There had already been so many powerful moments that came because I listened. I had listened to the voice that said, “I want to live” when I was almost 31 and dying from drugs and alcohol. That time I had to be almost dead in order to hear, and the voice was close to a scream. As time [...]
I am not interested in blame. I am interested in liberation. Liberation comes from profound self – knowledge. The knowledge that comes when all blame is dropped and the arrows that go out with every incident, trigger, annoyance, fury, and conflict turn around and come flying back to pierce us to our core, touching the places that we need to see and feel to come all the way home. The mantra becomes “Let me take full self responsibility for myself. Let me see who I am in this relationship. Let me feel all of who I will be if I know [...]
Fear. Be afraid, be very afraid, who told you not be afraid? Who said being afraid was bad? Be afraid. Something is coming and you don’t know what it is. Can you imagine being a human and not being afraid? How in the world can you be alive and not be afraid? Reality is HUGE- facing reality is scary. Life is HUGE – we are not in control. Just that is enough to scare the pants off of us. If we really allow the truth of life to hit us, then something is coming in every moment and we have NO [...]
If we are willing to feel our fear we can have great courage. If we are willing to make mistakes we can take big risks. If we know we are human we can own up to our mistakes. If we are willing to lose control we can follow our deepest truth. If we are willing to stand alone we can say no to what isn’t right. If we are willing to see, we can care for the whole. If we are willing to feel our pain we won’t pass it on. If we are willing to give we can give what [...]