Steps to Forgiveness

Forgiveness is tough.   Being hurt by someone we care about causes such deep suffering. It’s hard to put into words the pain that seems to emanate from our core into every cell of our bodies.   The truth is that until we forgive, we are trapped, we are controlled, we are imprisoned by the … Continue reading Steps to Forgiveness

Coming soon

At this time of year, we begin to look ahead to spring.  It’s been cold in the northeast, and we are ready for some warmer weather.  Even though we are in January, the stores are already filled with spring fashion. We tend to look ahead, and that’s fine, because sometimes the present is painful and … Continue reading Coming soon

Contemplation

Merriam-Webster defines contemplation as a state of mystical awareness of God’s being. I like that definition.  Is there really any other way to experience God other than through mystical awareness?  Voltaire said this, “In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favor ever since.” We … Continue reading Contemplation

Oh the secrets

Sometimes I like to look at people’s faces and wonder what their life is like.  What challenges have they faced?  What kind of suffering did they encounter?  How many disappointments did they face along the way? And what about celebrations?  Where was the joy in their life?  Who was with them at  these happy times? … Continue reading Oh the secrets

What do you see?

What do you see when you look at this picture? I see life.   I see a flower in bloom, vibrant and healthy. I see a flower beginning to fade.   I see a change, a transformation I see surrender, letting go I see the promise of new life And I see beauty in every … Continue reading What do you see?