Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 30

unconditional love How Irritations Can Lead To Unconditional Love

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The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. – Brian Tracy As human beings, we are constantly prone to experiencing that negative, frustrating sensation – irritation. Whether it’s at work, at home, or out in your town, there’s always the chance that you’ll encounter something that will irritate you.…

The Four Myths of Self Compassion The Four Myths of Self Compassion

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If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others. – Dalai Lama Dr. Kristin Neff was teaching a workshop I recently attended about self-compassion. She had the workshop participants get into pairs and sit facing our partners.…

the way of a mother The Way of a Mother

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Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. – Author Unknown This week my 13-year-old daughter has been dealing with a tragedy. On Tuesday, she spent the day consoling her best friend. When Emily returned home, see came into our bedroom, curled up in her mother’s lap and let the tears fall.…

Woman standing in rain Letting Go of the “Whys” to See the Blessings

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A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings. – Mason Cooley How often do you ask why when something is happening or has already happened? The cause for things happening can have multiple reasons and asking why is your mind’s need to make sense because confusion and uncertainty can feel unsafe, unpredictable, and painful.…

book of wisdom Reading from Your Book of Wisdom

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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson How does one come upon honesty? Is honesty the mere telling of factual information, recounting a series of events, and not cheating at Words with Friends (as highlighted by fellow blogger Eric at The Chili Pot)?…

How to Appreciate the Moment (Without Having to Own It) How to Appreciate the Moment

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Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose. – Yoda There is a line in recovery literature that reads, “Appreciate a sunset without wanting to own it.” The sentence stirs lost feelings of innocence in me. I’ve been living in a challenging and somewhat harsh adult world lately; it’s been quite some time since I engaged in anything with childlike wonder.…