When it comes to healing, growing, and becoming more alive/loving, I love metaphors. Lately I’ve been mulling this one over: Don’t be broken glass, be a disco ball! When we get hurt or fail, that bit of us is like the shards of a broken window, sharp and painful. And, until we do the work of healing … Continue reading Sparkling Like a Disco Ball
One of the hardest, most healing, and helpful lessons I’m learning in life is to trust and love my body. The truth is: Our bodies are brilliant. Your body is brilliant. My body is brilliant. Our bodies not only know what’s best for them, they harbor intelligence our brains lack that will bless our lives! As much as I’ve … Continue reading Our Bodies are Brilliant!
What if we believed Christ when he declared: “It is finished”? As in at the deepest, most powerful of levels all the becoming, healing, unity, joy, wholeness, restoration, peace, wellbeing, goodness, and love we crave has already been achieved—once and for all as a gift from the Divine? What would it look like to live as … Continue reading Living Heaven Now
My wife was sharing her feelings with me the other day, when out of fear, instead of holding space for her, I shut her down. You see, part of me is afraid the messy, not so pleasant emotions will overwhelm me. Yet, I'm increasingly coming to find the healthiest thing to do is to feel, honor, … Continue reading Be Emotional!
While I was out running after a heavy rainfall, I happened to notice a stream flowing in the drainage ditch, and was transported to my childhood. I remembered hours of carefree fun spent racing leaves, building damns, and having all sorts of creative adventures in such waters with nature’s building blocks. Good times! Today, I’m … Continue reading Imagination: The Birthplace of Better Realities
My favorite part about practicing and teaching yoga is it makes us better people. I say that because it helps us become more connected to ourselves and others, more aware of the effects of our words and deeds, and, thus, increasingly mindful of what we say and do. It's helped me realize: Who we are when … Continue reading To Live in Lovingkindness is to Live in Heaven
Fear. Isn’t it crazy how much this energy saturates our news, politics, beliefs, and relationships, thus shaping and guiding us? In 1992 I remember being frightened Clinton would wreck our nation. At an airport in the Middle East in 2003 I was scared terrorists would kill me. I recall being so terrified of being single … Continue reading Living Love in a World of Fear
Hug yourself from the inside out! I had a pouting, "woe is me" moment the other night. Do you have those too? In debriefing it later with my wife, I realized all I really wanted was a "hug", as in an embrace of myself exactly as I was. This was still on my mind while I took … Continue reading Hug Yourself from the Inside Out
I don’t know why my second ex-wife wanted a divorce. I mention that because—7+ years after the fact—I recently realized I still harbored unforgiveness in my heart for this and a couple other things, and it was harming me! I’d been battling an occasional, but growing sense of self-shame for a while, and I realized … Continue reading Forgiveness is Freedom
As the lucky inheritor of a bunch of grandkids (my wife has 8 from her life BL, Before Lang), I've noticed an interesting trend. When they say "I am _______", the blank is typically filled in by non-positive things. I point this out becauseour "I am" statements and thoughts strongly influence how we feel and … Continue reading The Power of “I Am ______” Statements