A Community Of Shared Intention

Look past disagreements of opinions and beliefs to see where intentions overlap. If all we ever see from one another is the most superficial aspects of our lives, there is no hope of having deep and meaningful relationships. Without deep and meaningful relationships, there is no possibility of creating a healthy, thriving community that works…

The Obsolescence Of Old Beliefs And Behaviors

Simply because something has always been believed to be true does not mean that it actually is. There are many beliefs and behaviors we accept as truth by default. Often, these beliefs and behaviors are so common amongst our friends, families, and in our culture that we never really stop to consider whether or not…

Return To Your Center (Be Kind)

Kindness is never a wasted effort. When we are kind to others, we begin to change and they begin to change. This change may not be immediately observable, by us or those to whom our kindness is directed, but a small change occurs with every exchange of kindness nonetheless. If applied consistently, these infinitesimal, often…

Expression Creates Reality

Positive change begins with positive expression. The ideas we put into the world shape our reality and the reality of others. The way we express ourselves, in word and deed, has the power to change our attitudes, perceptions, and the attitudes and perceptions of others. By changing the way we express ourselves, we empower ourselves…

Curiosity Over Contempt Or Concession

The opposite of contempt is not concession, but curiosity. When we disagree with someone, whether a family member, friend, or stranger, it is not necessary that we do so with negativity attached to it. It is quite possible to disagree with others, even passionately, while maintaining our own integrity and not allowing ourselves to slip…