Beyond Ourselves

The problem with self-centered people is that they tend to not even realize they are self-centered.  It never occurs to them that the world does not revolve around their desires or demands.  They are so blinded by self that they cannot see what others need or want.  When this is brought to their attention, they…

Vessels Of Healing

We cannot remove other people’s pain.  The best we can do is to be there for them, for support and comfort.  But, suffering is a solitary experience.  We cannot reach in and take it away from someone.  Nor can anyone else do the same for us.  Often, when we try to prevent or ease another’s…

Hindered Progress

If we compare our progress, whether it be personal, professional, relational, or spiritual, with the progress we perceive in others, our progress will be hindered.  We will get frustrated with ourselves and that frustration will slow us down.  It will block our path and it will cause us to lose our bearing.  We will begin…