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Online Talk: Overcoming Family Blocks and Issues

Online Talk: Overcoming Family Blocks and Issues

Most people are raised in a family situation, and as such, that makes family both the home to our many virtues and vices. It’s important to appreciate that family holds both aspects because the spiritual path is about learning to see things as they are, not how...
License to Hurt: What We Really Need When We’re in Pain

License to Hurt: What We Really Need When We’re in Pain

“We’ll light the candle together when she’s ready. For now I’ll trust the darkness for us both.” ~Terri St. Cloud Over breakfast one morning recently, Jeff and I started reminiscing about past years, and something was said that brought...
Why I Forgave My Father and How It Set Me Free

Why I Forgave My Father and How It Set Me Free

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” ~Bryant H. McGill The day I chose to forgive was the day I became free It happened on an ordinary weekday. It was just another ride on a crowded train. It’s been years...
Choosing the Conscious Spiritual Path

Choosing the Conscious Spiritual Path

Religions and other spiritual traditions have a variety of explicit and implicit goals. Some of the explicit goals of many religions and spiritual traditions include trying to offer safety for the spiritual follower, social identity by connecting with others with...
Healing Low Self-Esteem: Failing Doesn’t Make You a Failure

Healing Low Self-Esteem: Failing Doesn’t Make You a Failure

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ~Zig Ziglar Take a second and imagine little you: running around like the little ragamuffin you were. Imagine as far back as you can—back when you were first able to comprehend feedback from parents,...

How to Train Yourself to Stay Focused

By Leo Babauta It’s a common problem these days: switching between browser tabs and apps on your phone, checking social media and messages and email, thinking about the million things you have to do but putting them off … Anything but staying focused on...