Every day we make decisions that shape our destiny. Think about it, when we look back at the last 10 years of our lives, we would probably see real TURNING POINTS. We have made life-changing, destiny-altering decisions; decisions that are so important that if we had made a completely different one, our lives would have been completely different. I have about a couple of that.
When life is shaking us up and we’re feeling stressed … it can be tough to feel resilient. Resilience helps us to deal with the chaos and overwhelm … but how to we create it when we feel like we’re underwater? The first step is to remove things that are adding unnecessary stress. The second … Continue reading First Two Steps to Creating Resilience
Why do we get angry or frustrated or disappointed in other people in our lives? Be honest — it happens to all of us, right? Other people can seem rude, frustrating, untrustworthy, inconsiderate, hurtful. And while there is no excuse for abusive or hurtful behavior, a lot of the time, the real problem isn’t with … Continue reading When Your Expectations of Others is Making You Frustrated
Contemplating on how I want to live recently, I became clear in the last few months that I needed to create more space in my life. My life is full, which is a wonderful thing — I have lots of people in my life who care about me, want to spend time with me, want to … Continue reading Create a More Spacious Life
The title is from a movie I saw a year ago. The Feast of Love is a movie about the different facets of love, and answers real life questions about suffering and fear and hope.
by Leo Baubata In all of my many challenges and habit changes and book writing and learning, I’ve found one thing to be the most powerfully beneficial to all growth, learning and training. I call it the Rule of the Edge. Here’s the rule: practice at your edge most of the time. And this rule is what … Continue reading The Rule of the Edge
OK, calling this a “lost art” is a bit of hyperbole, because there are some people who actually rest these days. But I don’t believe most people do it anymore. I could rail about the age of distraction, and social media and devices. Yada yada, you’ve heard it from me and many others. But whatever … Continue reading The Lost Art of True Rest
I know that we've talked about discernment as making spiritual (i.e. prayer-led) decisions in your life. I'd like us to take a step back and reflect on a more inclusive-and basic and foundational-- understanding of discernment. Discernment is not just about making particular life-changing decisions in our lives. Discernment is about choosing God, despite the … Continue reading Discernment is Finding God in All Things