Tag Archives: personal growth

Freedom

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Wrap your arms around everything. Hug into each experience without exception. Even those covered with thorns. When the pain of being pierced becomes as sweet as the fragrance of the rose, you will be free.  

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Child Eyes

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Remember the magic of dancing between the sidewalk cracks as a child? The shapes of clouds forming fantastical creatures from mystical fairy tales? A butterfly holding still on a flower petal, it’s painted wings so dazzling that time suddenly stopped … Continue reading

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Simply Notice

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We get angry sometimes, don’t we? Then frightened. Anxious. Our protective gear gets donned. We silently sit in judgment of others. It’s so easy to find fault. Someone turns the conversation towards themselves and a knot tightens in our belly. … Continue reading

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Trance, Zen, Dance

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Sometimes we stick ourselves in a cage, lock the door, and lose the key, taking a seat on the hard, cold bench of our ego and making false agreements. “I’m unworthy. I can’t change. Why bother?” Then we project our … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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Early on in my journalism career I moved to Dallas to take a job as an investigative reporter with an ABC television station. Being a California native, I had a little culture-shock and often felt like a fish out of … Continue reading

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Everything Grows You

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Everything grows you. Victories propel you forward. Defeats have greater thrust. The further back the bowstring is drawn, the further forward flies the arrow. Forget the torture of worrying the past or trying to shape the future. What nonsense that … Continue reading

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The Voice of Pain

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I know it’s hard. Even counterintuitive. But stop running away from your pain. Take a seat. Anywhere quiet. Or lie down in the dark. Feel into it as fully as you can. Keep going even though the first thought might … Continue reading

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Songs of the Soul

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Lay down all your arms. You know, all the knives tucked away in your mind. The sharp blades of judgment. The hidden daggers of condemnation. The subtle weapons of mass destruction. I’ll bring mine. We’ll toss them in a fire, … Continue reading

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Learning to Fly

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When you are scurrying towards your destination and the path is blocked, say “thank you” for the privilege of being halted in your tracks. When you reach a fork in the road of your life and are utterly torn with … Continue reading

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Thank You

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Let it be your mantra today. “Thank you.” Visualize all your friends. hold them in your heart. Whisper “Thank You.” Look up at sky, feel the breeze, the warmth of the sun. “Thank You.” A sip of water, a bite … Continue reading

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