Posts in For pure encouragement
Let the Love in. Because, "It's an honour to help you."

I was in a spiritual tizzy — that’s an esoteric term for 80% emotions-running-wild, and 20% having faith that everything will work out. I can’t remember what it was over (probably divorce papers, or a publishing contract, or buying a house. But it involved documents and beaucoup emotion.)

Read More
The Principles of Active Waiting vs. feeling-like-a-loser, losing-your-mind kind of waiting...

I was at a friend’s cluttered apartment and he was saying how much he wanted to have a live-in girlfriend. And I was like, “Dude, where would she put her stuff?” He got his tidy on to make space for the live-in love he was waiting to find. That’s active waiting — happily preparing for what you trust is on its way to you.

Read More
Comparing your pain to others?

Sometimes pain comparison is an act of consciousness. It's an empowering way to refine your thoughts and create your reality and practiced gratitude. And sometimes...pain comparison only numbs out our truth.And sometimes...pain comparison only numbs out our truth. And when we numb out, we dumb down. We become less conscious, and less useful to those around us. Denying your personal pain won't lessen other people's suffering...

Read More
Let the Love in. Because, "It's an honour to help you."

I was in a spiritual tizzy — that’s an esoteric term for 80% emotions-running-wild, and 20% having faith that everything will work out. I can’t remember what it was over (probably divorce papers, or a publishing contract, or buying a house. But it involved documents and beaucoup emotion.)

Read More
Why jerks show up in your life.

We attract jerks to burn karma -- old agreements to be broken in current time, vows to be rescinded, slates to be wiped clean. We attract jerks for contrast -- jerks show us what deception and manipulation feels like. They show us how we DON'T want to feel -- which is excellent intel for knowing how we DO want to feel.

Read More
Are you hanging by a thread?

It’s hard. It’s wrenching. It’s incredibly painful and it’s difficult to feel lightness. Or to see clearly. Hanging by a thread can be really disorienting. What you’re going through undeniably sucks. It may be hard to believe right now, but not only will it be okay, not only will you get through and over this, you will thrive again...

Read More
The difference between happiness & joy. And why it helps to know.

There's a difference between the definition of happiness and the definition of joy. It's valuable to be aware of this because when things get tough, logic might want you to default to despair, or utter sadness or worse, you might think you have to choose between hardship and joy, or support and separation, or light and dark...

Read More
You will be called on to expand. And this is why we practice.

I travelled to Dharamshala, India with six friends to meet with The Dalai Lama. It was cell-altering and heart-expanding. The week before our arrival, there had been a horrible event in which some monks were murdered — most shockingly, by other monks. The story was on everyone’s mind and in our small, private meeting with His Holiness, the first thing we did was offer our condolences. His response captivated me...

Read More