Category Archive: Perspective

Perspective

Nov
15

Letting Go and Embracing Change

Often, when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else. I've felt that way many times. My hope for all of us is that "the miles we go before we sleep" will be filled with all the feelings that come from deep caring - delight, sadness, joy, wisdom - and that in all the endings of our life, we will be able to see the new beginnings.
-Fred Rogers

When I let go of my career as a junkie at 16 years old, I experienced a distinct sense of grief. Even though the life I was facing had more hope and promise than I had ever before experienced, I was letting go of a huge part of my life and myself. Misery, despair, disappointment …

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Nov
14

20 Things I Learned from My Toddler

While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.
-Angela Schwindt

Tristen enjoying some scholarly research. Toddlers are great teachers. They are rarely distracted by worry and are always in the moment. Here are some lessons my son, Tristen, has taught me: Just because you bumped your head a few minutes ago and still have a big red mark, there is no reason to dwell on …

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Nov
06

You Have No Limits

Oh man! There is no planet, sun or star could hold you, if you but knew what you are.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nearly all religious and spiritual teachings throughout history assert one common idea: that we are eternal. Our soul exists beyond our physical lives which are a tiny blink in our entire existence. We are spiritual beings who have temporarily taken on human form. To truly understand this and live according to this reality, we begin …

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Nov
05

Think Different

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed, say: “There is another way of looking at this.”
-A Course In Miracles

There are things that happen around us that automatically trigger a response of anger or stress. We believe our anger or annoyance is justified, and we will often talk with others to validate those feelings. In reality, unless you are being immediately attacked by a killer bear or a steel girder is about to fall …

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Oct
30

A Target is Not Always a Destination

Ideals are like stars... choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.
-Carl Schurz

In yesterday’s post, I touched on the topic of ideals and the frustration that we sometimes experience when we do not meet our own ideals. In today’s post, I would like to discuss this specific topic a little bit more, because it occurs to me how important it is to accept our path of spiritual …

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Oct
29

Failure and Self Acceptance

Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
-Honore De Balzac

On a day to day basis, we read about the benefits of a spiritual, inspired and enlightened lifestyle. We know that life is a product of our attitude, our faith and our choice to look at things positively. So what happens when we know that all in our heads, but don’t always feel it in …

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Oct
26

When Dreams Don’t Come True

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
-Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore at Wikipedia

My cat, Macy, and I enjoyed a nice cat nap last Sunday afternoon. It was 72ºF, sunny and very breezy, and we enjoyed the warmth of the sun shining on us through the window, the fresh breeze in our faces and sweet dreams. Well, I’m not really sure about her dreams, but I had some …

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