Archive for May, 2015

When Life Gets In The Way

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Everyone has experienced this at some point….Life getting in the way of you doing what you want to do, think you ought to do, even things you KNOW you must do!

I have a commitment to writing a reflection every Monday.  Twice this past month I have let life get in the way and not done this….Much of my energy is going to a near and dear family member, who is going through a difficult time and is benefitting from my supporting love and energy.  It’s where I am choosing to focus my attention.

However, is this a “legitimate” reason for me to skip the commitment I made to myself to write a reflection once a week?
I know what I think…What do you think?

Family

Monday, May 18th, 2015

How do you define family?

We all have family – whether those we share blood with or not, whether those we grew up with or not, or those we choose over time to spend holidays and celebrate the highs and lows of life with together.

Sometimes your family of origin can be toxic and it may be necessary to withdraw from them.  As difficult as this may be, family is meant to represent your support, your net, your community, people you can rely on and be there for as well.

Family is much more than blood.  It’s about having people who accept and love you for who you are, and support you in being yourself, willing to lend a hand if you fall down, and to cheer you on as you blossom into your most beautiful self-expression.

Now

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Balancing in this moment now can be a challenge for us all…
Are you giving too much?
Are you receiving too much?
Are you hanging back in the past?
Are you leaning forward into the future?

When you are present in the here and now, balanced in giving and receiving, then you can truly be in this moment, where you can feel fully alive.

Even if there are challenges you are dealing with, living life moment by moment, maximizes the gifts you can experience…
Now is your present.  Revel in it.