Question Affirmations

During Nancy’s workshop, she made an interesting suggestion. She suggested you frame affirmations as a question, placing the future in the present. For example, “What will I need to accomplish X?” The question assumes it …

Gratitude for Self

I’ve spoken here a lot about the importance of gratitude. Being thankful for what’s in our lives helps culture an openness and allowing. It also helps enable support. But there’s a deeper aspect of gratitude …

Conscious Stories

Life doesn’t always make sense. When it doesn’t, our mind naturally tries to fill in the gaps, to explain why. The problem comes when we start to believe these stories. Nancy observes that they then …

Empty is OK

Nancy’s talk brought up a key point: People often fear what they don’t understand. In our culture, we’re taught to fear empty space. Children often have an experience of that expansive openness. But when not …

Meeting What You Need

I’ve spoken here a number of times about the importance of allowing, of letting ‘what is’ be there, of letting emotions arise and complete. When we resist the flow of energy, we don’t see what …

Presence

One of the key qualities of spiritual progress can be a growing sense of presence, of being in the moment rather than in the mind. The mind alone brings us anxiety about the future or …