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 [...]

Be what you need

In a world that is demanding attention all the time, it's easy to get caught up in what we need from others while ignoring what they need from us.Our humanness is often celebrated for ourselves, but set aside in our expectations from others.We all need sympathy and compassion, but are hesitant to give others the [...]

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 [...]

Master patience

Remembering to hold on to hope, and to abandon my expectations of others has always been my saving grace for my sanity and my dignity.Expectations, whether legitimate or not, are rooted in a sense of entitlement to receive what we need from others.Expectations are key to a healthy relationship, because when we can trust another [...]