Putting your heart at ease

Putting your heart at ease

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” Imam Al-Shafi’i I came upon this quote today. It brought me peace. What a concept. That what was meant for me will never miss me and that what...
When all else fails, choose love

When all else fails, choose love

I am remembering, once again, to choose love. When I am stuck in a tough spot, I repeat to myself, over and over, “I choose love.” It brings me ease. When I get caught up in myself, I remind myself, over and over, of all the love within and around me. Of all the love...
I’m remembering that feelings are not facts

I’m remembering that feelings are not facts

Have you ever noticed your brain working against you? You’re sitting there quietly, minding your own business, and suddenly the fear explodes within you or the guilt engulfs you? “Damn!” you think. “Where did that come from?” And before you know it, you’re down that...
Exactly where you are is perfect

Exactly where you are is perfect

It’s as simple as a breath for me. It works every time. When I mindfully pause, and breathe, I remember the perfection that is now. That is me. It’s so easy to get caught up in all I have to do and all that hasn’t happened. (Especially with the book.) It’s so easy to...
Let that shit go

Let that shit go

When I crawled into Al-Anon decades ago, they offered me a mantra, “Let go and let god.” It saved my mind, soul, and life. I learned to turn over just about everything…well to start to turn over just about everything. I was (and can still be) damn good at letting go...