Circle of Family and Friends – You and Your Personal Community

Before getting involved in someone else’s life we need to ask ourselves, is this my business?

Detachment is simply watching the events that are unfolding around you, getting involved only when your journey is part of the experience.  Not reacting to the people or the situations that so easily attract our attention is not an easy skill to develop.  And skill it is.  We must practice […]

Letting others be . . . to grow as they will . . . or not, is a true gift

Detachment is knowing that happiness is the guaranteed byproduct of how we live our lives, not how others are living theirs.  It’s my intention to do a few posts on detachment over the next few weeks.  I have learned that being being sucked into the struggles of others leaves no […]

Being able to “detach” is the hallmark of a healthy person.

Detachment is knowing that the mind can change if what you say to the mind, changes.  We simply are not able to hold more than one thought in our minds at a time.  And what ever thought we harbor has been cultivated by none other than ourselves.  That’s both the […]

Detachment is a gift that never quits.

Detachment is not being a victim any more.  Some say there are no victims, only volunteers.  When I first heard that phrase, I was mystified.  How could a person who suffered at the hands of another be considered a volunteer?  But volunteers, we are.  Lest you misunderstand, I don’t want […]

Shaking the blues. . .

I know I have been here before.  I get here every few months, in fact.  The blues settle in for a spell and then I remember all that I have to be grateful for.  It’s not that I ever really forget but I get lazy and complacent and seem to […]

Change is inevitable. . .

This is an apt topic for me to blog about today because I am resisting a change that’s beyond my control.  Our minister has decided to leave our church at the end of the year.  That’s only six weeks from now!  I know that many of us are feeling the […]

Within our relationships, we learn all we need to know. . .

My theme in all the work I do at this juncture of my life is about creating more peaceful relationships.  Whether it’s a book or a workshop, my focus is on helping others, and myself too, live with less strife.  I sincerely believe we add to the peace of the […]

Inner peace is a by-product of right thinking coupled with right actions. . .

I wish I could say to you that I have constant inner peace.  But that would be a lie.  I can say, however, that I am more at peace today than at any other time in my life.  And it’s the direct result of changing my thinking.  I wrote a […]

Every person is a potential learning partner. . .

I had an opportunity to meet some one I took an instant dislike to at a friend’s home recently.  Every thing about the man got under my skin.  He was loud; he didn’t listen to others when they spoke; he seemed particularly dismissive of women; he was very judgmental, from […]

Our journeys are holy. . .

Everyone we meet is on a holy journey, just like the one we are traveling. Embracing this idea changes every encounter we experience, if we let it! I know. It has happened in my life.  This is a huge idea, and one that, if you believe it, can change every other idea you […]