Don’t Grieve for Nothing is Lost

Don’t grieve. Everything you lose comes round in another form. -Rumi This is one of my very favorite quotes. However, you have to be careful who you share this with because so many people hold onto their pain and missing the person or thing they’ve lost that you will destroy part of their identity if…

The real mother is revealed by True Love

1 Kings 3:16-28New Living Translation (NLT) Solomon Judges Wisely 16 Some time later two prostitutes came to the king to have an argument settled. 17 “Please, my lord,” one of them began, “this woman and I live in the same house. I gave birth to a baby while she was with me in the house. 18 Three days…

You Can’t Steal Christmas from Whoville

This post was written December 2015….. Being raised a devout Christian I always loved Christmas – for the reason for the season! You see my fraternal grandfather was a minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with a PhD in Theology. Christmas morning, before we even opened presents my grandfather would read the Christmas story from the…

Trust the Process

Back in 2006 I remember Shary, my  wonderful therapist, telling me a story that happened to one of her friends that depicts “trust the process” or “non-resistance” to a tee. Shary grew up in Alvin, Texas in the early 60s. Alvin was known for it’s rice crops back before Houston growth overtook the community. Rice fields…

A Letter to My Boys

Letter written on April 30, 2012… “Love can be hard. Love requires you to be kind when you are angry, patient when you feel anxious, compassionate when you judge others, caring when you feel apathetic, trust when you’ve been wronged, let go when you want to hold on, know that the other person is you,…

Expect Nothing

Blessed is the man who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed. -Alexander Pope I grew up a huge Houston sports fan. My father has a PhD in Mathematics and is a very intelligent man. He taught graduate math. Do you know how you get a PhD in Math? You prove a theory no one…

Complaining is Not the Answer

Have you ever met someone who does not complain? People who do not complain are the most pleasant people to be around. And when you quit complaining, even within, you will find peace. Notice how often people complain. Complaining is prevalent in our world today. However, when you notice someone complaining, really pay attention, you will…

Is That So? Non-resistance

Non-resistance is a gift of detachment. One of the best non-resistant stories I have ever read was the following: There is a story about a Zen Master named Hakuin who lived in a town in Japan. He was held in high regard and many people came to him for spiritual teaching. Then it happened that…

Live in Victor

This is probably the most significant gift of detachment. When you think of Victor, what do you see? I think living in Victor is the safest, most peaceful way to live. I picture Morgan Freeman in the movies Evan Almighty or Bruce Almighty. Morgan Freeman plays God in the movie. And Victor is living in God….