Who is Your Inspirational Hero?

Inspirational Heroes are different than normal heroes—if there can be such a thing as a “normal” hero.

Inspirational heroes ignite something within your spirit that calls to YOU specifically in some way. They help you to remember something important about yourself. 

This reminder can feel kind of vague, almost like trying to remember a dream.

Or it can feel like a road sign pointing you in a particular direction that you didn’t remember you wanted to travel.

Striving to Practice Unconditional Love, but fall short sometimes? Try this practice in the meantime.

Have you ever encountered a knowing that rocked your world? It was something that when you read it, heard it, saw it—you knew in the core of your being it was true.

For me, when I encountered the knowing that God does not forgive. It rocked my world.

God doesn’t need to forgive because Source never perceives us as wrong. Source sees us as whole, perfect, and divine. Source is never judging us or withdrawing its appreciation of us.

Your Presence is Vital

An old friend of mine, Scott Moore, passed away yesterday.

Scott and I haven’t been close for a long time. Years and life can do that to friendships. But he will always hold a special place in my heart.

You see, Scott was one of those people you randomly cross paths with that show you a new way of being.

He was the first free-thinker I ever met up close and in person.

Be Your Unique Self

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you into something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wow! Emerson said it better than I ever could. One of my biggest challenges is the task of living my life uniquely in a world that has created a more narrow version of what it wants me to be. I hesitate to even use the word task because it makes it sound like a chore to create a life that feels really good.

Which Part of You are You Feeding?

I love this story and thought you might enjoy it too.

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy,

The Three Best Gifts To Give Someone

Recently I had the honor to attend a talk given by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International, an author of nine books, and a master on the Bon Dzogchen buddhist tradition. Along with all of these accomplishments, he is also a humble, wise and effervescent spirit. He uplifts those around him by his presence alone. 

During Rinpoche’s talk he spoke about the best gifts to give someone.

Food for Thought – Walt Whitman

I recently stumbled across this quote from Walt Whitman and thought you might enjoy it too.

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one 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,

Ten Good Ideas-The Recipe for Eternal Joy

  • Seek joy – first and foremost.
  • Seek reason to laugh.
  • Seek reasons to offer words of praise – to self and others.
  • Seek beauty in nature, beasts and other humans.
  • Seek reasons to love. In every segment of every day – look for something that brings forth within you a feeling of love and appreciation.
  • Seek that which uplifts you.
  • Seek opportunity to offer that which uplifts others.

Notice the Good Life You’ve Got!

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”-Colette

 

I can fall into the trap of looking forward to the future. Waiting for the vacation get away, losing those last 10 pounds, or even holding out for Friday. Sound familiar? Dreaming is good. I am a dreamer, but if I delay my happiness until the dream is reached I lose because it’s a trap. A trap that never ends.