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“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”  John Lennon

TFFT: The Importance of Knowing Yourself

meditation

Meditation is something that I have incorporated into my life in such a way that it is as natural to me as breathing.  I do it constantly.  Sometimes it is a big production as in a date with myself and sometimes it is a quick breath I snatch in the middle of a hectic schedule.  Sometimes it is first aid but it has become a constant in my life.  I teach classes to empower people to be able to meditate in their daily lives because I believe that meditation is not just something we do in a perfectly prepared quiet place.  It is survival.  And it has to be adaptable to each of our situations so that it becomes a viable tool that we use. Continue reading

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“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. ”   John Lennon

Today’s Food For Thought.

perfect ending

This was a hard earned lesson for me.  It took my husband dying for me to finally admit I did not have all the answers, I was not born in a super hero costume, and I no-one else ever expected me to take on that role.  That is when I finally let go and admitted I had no clue what i was doing, I couldn’t do it all, and had to accept that the Universe was unfolding as it should without paying any attention to my whining.

I am grateful for that experience because in that moment that seemed hell and defeat and everything painful I could ever imagine, I also found peace.  And in letting go I allowed myself, my husband, and our children, to be in charge of their own lives and to let the experience be what it needed to be.  Now, years from that day I can see the greater wisdom than my own at work and the many lessons earned at the hands of a tragedy. Continue reading