Let go. Trust love. Trust the magic. Trust you.… More
To know and love you, IS to know and love your God and your neighbor. To know and love you is to BE who you are. And living your greatness is a byproduct of that.… More
We’ve all had those moments when we stared dumbfounded at a partner…at least for a few seconds, before we retaliated. Remember that time she lost it and turned into somebody you didn’t want to know? The time his countenance actually changed right before your eyes — as if with special effects?
Are we all capable of turning into monsters?
That’s one way to say it. According to Eckhart Tolle, in his much acclaimed “A New Earth,” we have a “pain-body” that can, at a moment’s notice, erupt like a dormant volcano.
Tolle explains what he calls the “pain-body” as the accumulation of old emotional pain that we carry with us, because of our tendency to perpetuate it. He uses an example of “the duck with a human mind” to make his point.
After two ducks get into a fight, which is always short-lived, they separate and float off in opposite directions. Then each duck vigorously flaps its wings a few times, releasing the surplus energy that built up, and continues peacefully, as if nothing had happened. Ah, but if the duck had a human mind, it would keep the fight alive.
Tolle says the duck’s story would sound something like this: “I don’t believe what he just did.… More
Maybe he’s on to something, assuming that the men with the strongest convictions also live by them. We’re all looking for our way, so when somebody seems to have found theirs, that somebody (male or female) can be very attractive.
I’m not talking about arrogant or narrow-minded. Those qualities don’t attract the “best” women — or men. When somebody really knows the truth, he has a quiet self-assurance, and he’s not close-minded or threatened by a difference in philosophy.
I am talking about somebody who knows what he believes independent of society or religion or political party or club, somebody who has heard his own music and isn’t afraid to dance to it.
Imagine the earth as one giant dance floor. You can look around and see people who go through the motions as though they can’t quite feel the music. You see others trying to find some good moves to mimic. And, you see others who close their eyes and move effortlessly to the beat.
People with strong convictions hear their own music … and they’re not afraid to get out there and dance.… More
To truly love you is to know and understand you, to respect you for what makes you unique, to discern what serves your highest good, and to care for you like the precious being you are. To love you IS to be happy with you. … More
When we have self-esteem, we accept others the way they are, without trying to change them OR settle for them. Rather then compete with them, we give them a safe place to be authentic, to be the best version of themselves. But our happiness isn’t dependent on a relationship with them or how happy they are. We have learned what it takes to be happy (simply being true to ourselves) and decided to be happy, regardless. … More