Rewrite Your Life Story

We all have the ability to rewrite our stories.

We all grow up with stories. Some of us were poor, with never enough to eat. Some of us had parents that fought constantly and shaped the way we look at relationships. Others of us had the perfect childhood, happily playing whenever our hearts desired. There’s nothing wrong with a story and it often plays a huge role in developing us into the people we are today. For many of us, however, we cling and hold onto our stories so tight that we don’t allow ourselves to live out our current stories. We hold onto old stories because without them, we feel like we won’t know who we really are. Read more

New Beginnings

How to being a new life through prayer and gratitude.

Today is the start of a new beginning. A new me. A me who is truly happy with simply being. I’ve started to understand that what I need and want in life can be found internally and not externally.

From this moment on I live in truth and love and light. I see all situations through love’s lens. I love deeply and unconditionally. To make the world a truly better place through bettering myself is my ultimate goal. Read more

Be Your Own Best Friend

learn how to be your own best friend

I am my own best friend. This hasn’t always been the case, but in the last few months it has been becoming more true. For many of us, the thought of being with ourselves, with our thoughts, and with our feelings truly scare us. On the other hand we may keep our lives so busy that we don’t even have time to think about who we are and whether we’d like to be our own friend. Read more

The Magic of 33 – My Jesus Year Birthday

Turning 33 has spiritual significance

Today I turn 33. In general, this year doesn’t hold much significance to the outside world, but to me, I know that this next year of life is going to be a special one. I started Googling whether 33 had any significance spiritually. I discovered that 33 was how old Jesus was when he was crucified and many refer to 33 as a “Jesus year birthday”. There are also a number of other spiritual and religious significances related to the number 33. Read more

Comparison Kills

Comparison actually killed the cat, not curiosity

We have all been brought up to believe that curiosity killed the cat. That having your nose in other people’s business will get you into trouble. While trouble may come your way when you have the wrong intentions, it’s hardly something to worry about.

What actually killed the cat is killing so many of us as well — literally and figuratively. That something is comparison. Whether we want to admit it or not we are living in a comparison culture. Read more

Losing Touch With Yourself and the World Around You

losing touch with our bodies and our senses

Yesterday Sissy Boo had a fever. I initially took her temperature — 101.5. A couple of hours later I could tell she felt a little warmer, so I took her temperature again — 101.9. I did all that I could to keep her comfortable and to try and keep the fever down. Cool washcloth to the face and body, hydrating her with liquids and holding her in the comfort of my arms.

Time passed and I could feel that the fever dropped, but as I went to reach for the thermometer, I thought to myself, “why do I need this little machine to tell me what my senses are already telling me?” I could feel when I put my hand on her head that it was cooler than before. I could feel less heat radiating between our two bodies, yet for some reason I didn’t necessarily trust these feelings and needed this little gadget to confirm what I thought I knew. Read more

Why is it so Hard to Change Behavior?

Accept what you can't change

I started listening to Eckhart Tolle’s Gateways to Now. It’s a book about learning to live in the present moment instead of living in the past or the future, which I and most of us are guilty of doing. In the book Eckhart discusses three ways to live in the present moment, one of which is through the gateway of acceptance.

Accepting whatever may or may not be in front of us in the present moment. Although I wholeheartedly agree with this principle, it’s still so hard for me to grasp and execute. I don’t feel “right” or “myself” simply being. I always have to be doing something, planning something, or making something happen. Read more

Resistance and Surrender

Learning from resistance and turning it into surrender

I’ve written about letting life lead. Letting go of control. But in the midst of it all I’m still trying to hold onto something. I believe in the power of the Universe, but I’m not ready to fall into its arms with my eyes closed.

My heart knows without a doubt that the Universe will catch me, but my head keeps getting in the way. It’s been a little over a year since we moved to Minnesota. Over 365 days, so now I feel that I need to “make something happen”. In my heart though, I know that I’m supposed to do nothing at all, but work on myself, my heart and my faith in the Universe. Read more

Differences Between Your Ego and Your Soul

Difference between ego and soul

The ego can be a dangerous thing. In the last few decades the ego has taken over our entire society and now most of us use the ego as a guide in all of our decisions. There were many times while I was living in San Francisco that I thought about moving back to Minnesota. My ego, however, told me that others would think that I couldn’t make it out in San Francisco, if I had moved back during those many times. According to my ego I had to wait until I had established a great career and then I would leave that career so that others would know that I came back to Minnesota by choice and not because I had to. Read more

Live an Abundant Life

Every morning after my daily meditation, I write whatever comes to my mind. The following is one of my free-writes.

I live a life of abundance and I am grateful for every aspect of it in my life. From money, to food, to family, to friends, to work opportunities. Abundance abounds and my life is forever changed because of it. Read more