June 1, 2020

From Codependent No More. “People … are faced daily with the prospect of either accepting or rejecting the reality of that particular day and present circumstances.” “We have a problem. Things are different. Things are changing. We’re losing something. Our present circumstances are no longer as comfortable as they were. Circumstance have been altered, and[…]


May 27, 2020 Feathered Purity Beautiful blue emerald cloud Descending like a river  Slithering like Quezalcoatl   Flowing down from heaven Coming to drown me with its greatness I hide in an empty, wooden gothic style Room-casket of anger and fear It is inevitable, and it’s destined to find me A bird of prey is meant[…]

May 25, 2020

From Codependent No More: “To honor the self is to preserve an attitude of self-acceptance — which means to accept what we are, without self-oppression or self-castigation, without any pretense about the truth of our being, pretense aimed at deceiving either ourselves or anyone else.” More notes from Anushka Fernandopulle Dharma Talk on the evolution[…]

May 18, 2020

“We’re right where we’re supposed to be today, at this moment.” “If we have one character defect that is abhorrent, it is the way that we hate and pick on ourselves. We can stop picking on ourselves for picking on ourselves. This habit is not our fault either, but it is our responsibility to learn[…]

April 29, 2020

Friendship with God = a personal relationship with God. Just like a friendship, or any relationship, you have to cultivate it: Put time in it. Spend time with Him. He is wise. Might be helpful to think of God as an older friend that is wiser. But one that is fun to hang out with.[…]

April 27, 2020

How can we have a personal relationship with God? We were brought up to believe that God is judgment. But perhaps there are standards of relationship that can be applied. Respect, and communication, are a start, for example. God knows everything about you anyway. Even the stuff we keep to ourselves and never reveal to[…]

April 17, 2020

“Even if the worst is true. Even with all this, you will then say, ‘But I love him/her!’ When I respond, ‘Tell me, what is so lovable?’ there is no response. The answer doesn’t come, but the power of being emotionally stuck is far greater than the power of reason.” “People who feel trapped look[…]

April 1, 2020

Like spiderwebs, cobwebs could be wiped away. But they will soon begin to make another one — as is their nature. To build cobwebs. Spiderman. Different parts of the body store different memories. Hadn’t thought about basketball courts teenage mornings for a long time. How long will this last? As long as it has to.[…]

Self-Place Visualization

Complete the following sentences about your safe place (imagined or real) before beginning the meditation: My safe place is _________________________ My safe place makes me feel _______________________ You can record these instructions to play them back for yourself, or read through them and remember them in your mind when you sit to meditate. Instructions: To[…]