4.135 A forced restart

My computer has a blue screen right now. (So I switched to my phone.) It says it’s run into a problem and needs to restart but not before collecting some error info. What type of information could it be collecting? What data has Microsoft collected over time...

4.134 Taking in the good

On Monday night, I had a really wonderful, memorable time facilitating a workshop on inner peace. Before the event, I received multiple texts from friends wishing me a good workshop. While I know my friends support me, I have not actually received so many well wishes...

4.133 External validation

The ego in us wants recognition, reassurance and to be told we are good. And I wonder, is the ego really just a child who never received what they needed? As an adult, I’d like to think I am not looking for external validation anymore, but then circumstances...

4.132 Our best life

My middle one was having a tough time with a Lego set today. They were frustrated and angry. I did my best to be the patient and encouraging mom as they got more and more upset. And I said – you’ve never done this before. You will make mistakes and...

4.131 Finding ease and flow

As of late, I’m embracing ease more and even, dare I say, seeking it. For a very long time, I have thought things need to be hard.  When we go looking for trouble, it’ll find us. The same goes for everything else. We will bring into our life what we...

4.130 Not seeing mistakes

We are part of something so much greater than just what we see. I don’t see mistakes when I get a “no” on a business proposal, when drop-off takes longer and I miss my train or when I misremember an important date which then causes a ton of stress....

4.129 Changing the world

A thought I’m exploring… We are not here to change the world – at least not in the way that many think it means to “change the world.” We are here to change ourselves. It sounds selfish and individualist to say that because who...

4.128 Tell me something good

I texted this to a friend today and they responded with something good. In a world that is rushed and chaotic, it’s hard to sink into the good. It all feels fleeting, and it can also seem selfish to point out something positive happening to you. So I say to you...

4.127 Illuminating teachers

In a recent writing class, the teacher said what I wrote was a “cultural critique.” (I was prompted to write about cemeteries and in turn death about which I’ve got a lot to say.) I had never had someone use those words to describe my writing. My ego...

4.126 Our earth plane brain

In meditation today, I saw so clearly how we are beams of light connected to something above, much bigger than us. We are extensions of a greater consciousness, a source of inspiration, love and knowing. This connection is so potent. At the same time, here we are,...