Post Tagged with: "learning from others"

Who you meet is not an accident. . .

Every person we travel these roads with have made their trek to us because they need us and what we know as much as we need them for what they can teach us.  This idea has been stressed in earlier essays but it’s one worth further emphasis because of the […]

Filling the space between Christmas and New Years. . .

I don’t know about you but I feel a bit discombobulated during the holiday week.  I wake up wondering what day it is.  I plug in the indoor lights because I love them but it feels somewhat anticlimactic to do so.  I feel like it’s appropriate to give myself some […]

Having hope is an inside job that requires practice. . .

Do you want to increase your own hope?  Try these suggestions.  They are guaranteed to work.  Or your money back!! (Get a small notebook that you can carry with you everywhere and be ready to use it) 1. Begin noting how others on your path demonstrate their hope. Do this […]

Seek the blessing in every gathering. . .

I led a retreat this past week end at the Hazelden Renewal Center in MN.  The topic was Cultivating Hope In All Our Affairs.  Twenty-eight of us gathered and gently moved forward in our thinking, our personal explorations, our willingness to be intimately vulnerable and open to the vulnerabilities of […]

There are many miracles in one's life. . .

The Miracle of Sponsorship My more than three decades on this spiritual path have convinced me there is a mystical element in sponsorship.  Sponsoring someone means to guide them, to offer one’s experience, strength and hope, and to be available to simply listen when there is a need.   And […]