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What are you grateful for?

Every forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind. John Spalding One of my friends told me that every day when he woke up, he said, “okay, God, surprise me.” Although each day brings new challenges, there is one thing it won’t

Why you can’t let go?

Feeling is the inner life; expression is the outer life. Alexander Lowen There’s a connection between our ability to feel, our ability to express our feelings, and our ability to let go. There are probably many painful emotions we learned to suppress when were young,

Can we accept that God loves us?

For so must it be, and help me to do my part. At Tibetan master It’s been said that God exists only in the present. That means we must live in the present if we are to find God. In God’s eyes, we are worthy

Do what you can

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt How often we wish we were someone else, living anywhere but here. We fantasize ourselves away from our centers into dreamy worlds of power, gratification, and ease. Frequently, our fantasies take a

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley We do not need to be afraid of winter. In winter nature lies fallow in preparation for the new year. All life needs rest in order to grow with greater strength, and winter is

We cannot change our families or the past

It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man you will learn to halt. Plutarch Working through the memories of childhood is a task each of us eventually faces. The important is to concentrate on our behavior. We cannot change our

Are you a creator or user?

Man thinks of himself as a creator instead of a user, and this delusion is robbing him for the earth. Hele Hoover Sometimes, in our grandiose view of ourselves and our world, we think we have all the time and space we want to do

24 Hours A Day

You are so made that you can only carry the weight of twenty-four hours, no more. If you weigh yourself down with the years behind and the days ahead, you back breaks. God has promised to help with the burdens of the day only. If

Can Men Hold Each Other?

I’d never seen men hold each other. I thought the only thing they were allowed to do was shake hands or fight. Rita Mae Brown Many of us, perhaps men more than women, have grown up without knowing the warmth of lovingly touching one another.