• Focus on the Positive,  Gratitude,  Shift,  The Gratitude Game,  Transformation

    The Gratitude Game

    Are you feeling grumpy?  Stuck?  Depressed?  Perhaps it’s time to shift into a place of gratitude.  You may be thinking, ‘Gratitude? How can I feel grateful when I don’t have the money to pay my bills, when my body is aching, and when this country is such a mess?!’  And I reply, ‘That is the very time we most need to remember gratitude.’   Gratitude will transform a situation–and us– faster than you can imagine. I have been in the above situations: with no money, with  aches in my body, with despair about the state of my country and world.  It is GRATITUDE that brings me back.  There is always, always…

  • Activist,  Being a light,  Confessions,  Despair,  Gandhi,  Holding pain,  M. L. King,  Prayer,  Spiritual warriors,  Transformation,  Volcano,  World-weary

    Confessions of a World-Weary Pilgrim

    Those of you who know me, know that I tend to focus on the positive.  Partly, it is simply my nature and partly it’s because I believe it is better for all of us to choose joy.  But there are other reasons.  One is: I cannot hold too much pain.  If I were to try, I know that one problem too many stuffed into this human frame would cause deep ruptures and, like a volcano, my heart would split at the seams pouring forth all this red hot molten lava. That may sound terribly melodramatic, but I can think of no other metaphor that feels so apt.  This world is…