Choice is Self-Love

As humans, it appears that we can get pretty mixed up about our choices. We forget that we have them. We tell ourselves that “we had no choice.” We deny responsibility for our choices. We let others choose for us. We forget that choices are meant to be followed by action. We don’t want to admit that choice gives us our results and outcomes.

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Love

Love says, “I care too much to let you do that.” Love puts its head down and growls and says, “I will protect you and stand beside you until you are strong enough to protect yourself.” Love grabs the sword of caring and conviction, looks in the mirror and says, “I love you enough to say ‘no’ when I need to and ‘yes’ to your brilliance.”

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What if Balance is a Myth?

Six years of digging deep into my patterns and behaviors brought some relief and resolution to the debt issue. Important puzzle pieces clicked into place like how I give up on myself when I don’t see immediate results. This led to a commitment to playing full out.

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Human Unsuccess

That inner peace that so many of us search for, is not found in perfection. It is found by moving into one’s self, by going to “ground” and into the center. Transcendence comes from connection to the core of your individual humanity, and to the Earth.

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The Magic of “The Way”

While I’m still a fan of this modus operandi; always having a way out, can come at a cost. Dreams, true understanding and your divine plan may never fully materialize. It is important to be mindful of how and why we side hustle. I’d like to share with you how I’ve learned to recognize, use and master this particular coping skill.

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The Glare of Comparison

Progress, not perfection. The shift from what our culture values to what you value, is not easy. We are exposed to more advertising that tells us, you are “not good enough, so buy this product that will make you worthy,” than ever before. It’s a grinding machine, stealing our inner truth, and then selling it back to us, telling us it will solve the emptiness that comparison has created.

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Foundation to Freedom

Once you have constructed this solid, beautiful foundation, then you can begin to climb. You can implement prosperity thinking and things like affirmations of your great good. Why now? Because you have foundation and a reference point on which to stand; you have proof that the home you have built is safe.

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Erosion

We grow through what we go through. Each storm brings new surprises and damage. Yet, with deep roots, just like the trees we have planted on our hillside, we can flex and bend, lose a branch or two and still gratefully reach for the sunshine after the storm.

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The Garden of Change

“My how you’ve changed since I’ve changed.”

There have been many times throughout my life that I noticed, laughed or redirected my attention to this simple statement. Those times are nothing like the steady current of truth flowing through this theme in my life in sobriety.

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Food

What if food was just food? What if it was neutral; neither good nor bad, fatting or not, healthy or unhealthy? What if food was fuel for my body and not something that has this power over me to make me feel great or feel fearful?

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