When you look at this picture, what do you see?
Some of you see a blue and green mug. If you're color blind you may see simply a blue mug. Under other rare conditions, the mug may appear to be black and white or grey. Whether you see the mug as one or the other is totally irrelevant, because it's still the same mug.
It's all in perception.
Isn't it the same with God? You may see him one way, like the traditional old man in the sky image, and I may see him as an incredibl
People send out so many cords that latch onto us and suck our energy - most don't even know they do it, but a few are intentional. There are two very important lessons to start with... First of all, never take their crap personally. I remember when I first read The Four Agreements, that was a tough agreement for me to adopt. I blamed myself for a lot of things, when it was really the other person's issues. But I'm learning to remind myself "not my circus, not my monkeys". The
Confession time... What book do you have on your nightstand? For me I think perhaps the question should be what book DON'T I have by my bed!? Ha! Don't be fooled, I haven't read them all... yet. But I do have good intentions.
My name is Beth and I am a bibliophile.
Before you call the police, it simply means I LOVE books.
In my night stand stack to the right I have Edgar Cayce, C.G. Jung and Buddhist Boot Camp. To the left is some philosophy, Toltec wisdom from Don Migu
I don't think I can paint, even though I've never actually tried.
Stacy, Lisa and Kristen... they can paint. Van Gogh... he could paint. I'm in awe of the vast number of paintings he created in his short but tumultuous 37 years... actually, approximately 2100 artworks during the last decade of his life. I look at their works everyday and I'm constantly amazed by what they can create with their brushstrokes. They are capable of conveying to us what they are seeing in their t
There is something truly magical about this time of the morning, between about 3 and 5am, when most of our part of the world is deep in slumber. Some say this is when the veil is the thinnest, that wisp that separates us from all of the answers of the Universe.
Some feel this is when we are closest to those who have left this world before us.
What questions would you ask?
These are the hours many of our ancestors sat in meditation. Others used this time to express themse
I sit here with delightful little Mick at my side, this relatively helpless tiny creature, and on my screen I see a picture of two young children tormenting a pup not much larger than my beloved four pound hound. And my heart breaks. Who will save that pup?
Who will save those children?
Maybe we can't save the world, but that shouldn't stop us from trying. We need to do what we can for who we can, never expecting anything in return. Some days we're able to do more, some l
The world already has enough critics.
Why do so many people feel the need to tear others down? What joy can there be in destroying someone's self esteem? Feel the need to criticize someone? Remember this - your words are a reflection of YOU and your insecurities.
How about we try this for a change - let's encourage each other! Give a pat on the back when it's due. Recognize the great things that others do every single day. Someone hits a rough patch? How about supporting
Originally I had planned to write about Robin Williams this evening, but I really don't know what I can say that hasn't already been read on fb. He was truly a great talent, bringing not just laughter but also thought provoking, radical, dramatic performances as well. I had always seen a sadness in him though, even in his Mork days. Maybe it was just one kindred soul recognizing another. My son said it best when he referred to depression as "a wicked thing".
I referred to m
"You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life."
- Joel Osteen
I know this isn't easy advice to swallow.
I had read it a hundred times myself and never thought I'd have to follow it. But I came face to face with this very tough reality.
Someone I had known for quite a long time was bombarding me with negativity. Suddenly everything I said or did was wrong. I was on the wrong side of every topic. Now, I know I'm not always right and don't ex
Truth - Just like that
A few of you know my battle. A few of you may be fighting the battle yourself. I suffered through years of depression. Whether it was situational or a chemical imbalance is irrelevant at this point. I was taking meds for it, and for anxiety and for insomnia. The pills helped by keeping my mood very even. It seemed like a good thing at the time. But what you need to understand, when you're on those meds, even though there aren't many severe lows the opp