Are You Becoming What You Despise
How To Speak Our Truth “I cannot stand it anymore! These people are just plain mean. They misbehave, they are not listening, and they just don’t care about my ideas.” Ralph and I were discussing his current work situation. He had recently taken a job in New York, and at the time, he was convinced […]
How To Get Love, Peace and Understanding
A giant stumbling block to forgiveness is the need to control. We think we know how things should be, and we quickly judge our relationships. Most of our judgment revolves around a set of rules. But who makes the rules? If we begin to drill down on the rules, there is truly little substantiation for them. […]
The Truth About Boundary Setting
Setting Boundaries For Our Happiness As we talk about anger, it is crucial to determine what is eternal or real and what remains impermanent. If we want to remain hopeful, we must be willing to analyze how our thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes continue to contribute to our suffering. As we have learned, the past has […]
Breaking Up With My Girlfriend
My phone rang at 5:15 pm. “Lauri?!” the voice said coupled with panicked and heavy breathing. “Lauri, it’s your mother,” as though I didn’t recognize her. “Yes, mom, I know,” I reassuringly responded. Little else was said. Punctuated by my mother’s struggle to breathe and her confusion, we engaged briefly. At the end of our brief […]
What Can I GET From This Relationship?
We Love People For What They Can Give Us As time goes on, clarity is gained. We begin to realize that we are the source of all of our suffering. When we suffer, we cannot accept the way things are. We cannot find acceptance because we have forgotten our ability to create. We agonize in […]
How To Live Spiritually in A Crazy World
As we deepen our spiritual practice, we begin to practice the following:
Spiritual Surrender: Learning The Art of Letting Go
How Can We be “Spiritual” and Live Our Everyday Lives? Living in the world while waking up – What does that mean? For many of us, it means Spiritual Surrender or surrendering to a current situation. How can we be in a world that responds, reacts, and listens to a message that is not loving […]
I Thought Drugs Could Bring Me Closer to God….
“Is this Lauri?”, the young voice asked. “Yes, it’s me,” I reassuringly replied. “Um, cool. I heard you are clairvoyant and you talk to angels and stuff. I was hoping you could help me.” “Okay,” I said. “Why don’t you tell me a little about yourself.” “Well, I got your name from a guy in […]