When you bring to mind someone, or thing, who hurt or wronged you, what happens in your body and spirit? Believe it or not, these days the person who most fits that category in my neck of the woods, bringing bodily tension and energetic chaos, is me! For my 6am Monday morning yoga class I … Continue reading Invitation to Embody Forgiveness
Frequently, when my wife, Lisa, comes up in conversations with others, I’ll earnestly tell them she’s the best person since Jesus. What I mean by that is there’s the regular ways of the world … and then, on a completely different level, there’s the inspiring, empowering, and enlivening Way of Jesus, which Lisa displays better … Continue reading 3 Ways Jesus Shows God and Life are Better Than Believable: Forgiveness, Harmony, and Love
Does anyone else struggle with thinking your day is only a “success” IF you get LOTS of stuff done? I’m a yoga teacher, which means my job is to care for, enliven, and help people transform inwardly and outwardly … YET part of me still feels like I failed or was “less than” unless I did … Continue reading The Life Changing “To-Do List”: Be Grateful, Forgive, & Love
Central to the Good News of Jesus the Christ is forgiveness. But, what does that mean? Let’s start with unforgivness. To be unforgiven (in its fullest sense) is to be cut off, excluded, removed, named unworthy, seen as broken, and deemed unloved. Conversely, then, to be forgiven is to be integrated, included, embraced, named as precious, … Continue reading “You are NOT Broken, You are BELOVED” – God: The Gospel of Forgiveness
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” - Unknown (attributed to Plato and several others) “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me … Continue reading The Power and Importance of Spreading Forgiveness: Forgiveness is Freedom so You can FLY!
Something I've noticed in recent years as a parent and child is some form of the following recurring joke: We'll be paying for her counseling because of that thing we just did when she grows up. While the humor is a tad dark, it's also funny and true. Here's the thing though, all our parents … Continue reading Meditation on Forgiving Reality to Celebrate Life
Here’s a life truth I’ve found helpful and true: Whether atheist, agnostic, or theist (i.e. believer in God), our image of God (whatever it may be) shapes us. We are ALL steadily and increasingly formed by the Pattern we think life, the Universe, and everything operates by. Consider my life. I’ve gone to church … Continue reading If America Followed Jesus Instead of Zeus the World Would be a Better Place
Last Saturday our family pretty much tried to do EVERYTHING and please EVERYONE. As you can imagine, the result was NOT good, and can be summed up by tears and frustration. Just about to go perform in “The Wizard of Oz”, my daughter (Lara) sat crying in our car #dadfail. Fortunately, in leapt my wife … Continue reading The Superpower of Forgiveness: Freedom and a Reminder of Our Inherent Goodness