Soul food doesn’t feed the ego

Be careful about advice that makes you feel good but doesn't resolve anything.Things that make us feel good either provides us with an emotional high and feeds our ego, or with a spiritual high and feeds our soul.When we strike a healthy balance between the two, we find peace.So, be careful of people that only [...]

Ingratitude breeds ingratitude

When we're ungrateful for who we are,When we deny any good in ourselves that others may see,When we ignore our beauty because there may exist some ugly,We protect ourselves from attachment to anything wholesome or beautiful in life.Our need for such protection is a deeply ingrained fear about never being good enough.Not good enough for [...]

To be…

Much of life is wasted in the time spent considering if we should or shouldn't do that thing that we're passionate about.That consideration is most often based on our doubts about what others will think, and rarely because we doubt the value of doing it.Sometimes, we persevere and find the courage within ourselves to follow [...]

Don’t dance with the devil

The devil lives in our doubts, and our demons thrive in our fears.What we take from life leaves us filled with hope, or ridden with fear.But because it's what we take from it that matters, we can always revisit a memory or an experience and find something more wholesome to take from it. While we [...]

Contaminating the self

Self-worth is contaminated when we try to define it by the way we think others perceive us.Whether their perception is correct or not is irrelevant.The fact that their perception has more sway over our self-worth than our perception of ourselves is what determines the difference between a healthy self esteem, and an unhealthy one.Many struggle [...]

Sabotaging destiny

There are so many memes encouraging gut feelings and instincts to drive or decisions about how to treat others.I wish there would be more making us aware of what creates that feeling in our gut to begin with.The emotion most commonly experienced as a physical sensation is that of fear. And fear, more than anywhere [...]