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The Point of Therapy

Elizabeth Lesser writes so beautifully about therapy and why it can be useful.  She is having a conversation with her sister, Maggie, who has been recently diagnosed with cancer, about why they should go to therapy together to work through past challenges between them and to prepare them for an upcoming bone marrow transplant where Lesser is the perfect match. …

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Meeting Life with Full Presence

“Life is not meant to be a long series of unfelt and undirected experiences. We are not to be zombies and slaves, unconscious animals trapped in dumbness to the moment, leading mindless and powerless lives. We are not intended to be inattentive to our loved ones and the duties of life or the dreams in our hearts. Should we wish …

Dark Night of the Soul

“The feeling of being overwhelmed and torn apart, prepares you for new ideas and a fresh start. Your dark night may provide you with an opportunity to discover your toughness. You can see the point of staying in the dark is not to trick it into making you brilliant or germ free, but to make you a more interesting person …

Living to be 100

“Even if you live to be 100, it’s really a very short time. So why not spend it undergoing this process of evolution, of opening your mind and heart, connecting with your true nature – rather than getting better and better at fixing, grasping, freezing, closing down?” Pema Chodron

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Be Yourself

“…we cannot achieve greatness unless we lose all interest in being great. For our own idea of greatness is illusory, and if we pay too much attention to it we will be lured out of the peace and stability of the being God gave us, and seek to live in a myth we have created for ourselves. It is, therefore, …

Life is Supposed to GO RIGHT

“Part of what we all must learn is that there is a divine spark within us. We are here to learn that life is supposed to go right. We are here to learn how to make it right. People receive answers to their prayers, experience a healing and then they exclaim, ‘The most amazing thing happened!’  The truth is: prayers …

Tuning In

“Only you can figure out what your direction needs to be, by tuning into your heart or feeling it in your gut – that sense of which way to move next. When you are on your path – then you feel a certain JOY, which activates the solar plexus and strengthens the flame there. This also affects the immune system. …

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The Body’s Truth

“In the final analysis, we can control only ourselves. But we are often dismayed at our inability to master even this. What prevents us? When we feel out of control, it is usually because there is a conflict between what we think and what we feel. Our feelings may scream one thing while our minds demand something else. But our …