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.[…]
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[…]
“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[…]
Being assertive is the middle path between passive and aggressive behavior. Passive and aggressive behaviors only bring about frustrating energy in the end.
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.[…]
Distortions: “So mad when I don’t get to be Superman. I am the only one that can save the world!”
Destructive acts may cause you to actually feel hate towards the person you love. And in between the love and hate comes fear, confusion, resentment, wonder, happiness, and guilt. Avoid control and resentment. Say “no” in an assertive style that validates the other person’s needs and desires while setting firm boundaries around what you will[…]
The teaching and the teacher is less important than your relationship to them, and what you do with it. Remind yourself, and others around you, of their standards of integrity. In order to ascend, you descend first. As our Toltec ancestors taught, and as is the story of redemption in humanity. There will always be[…]