The Shared Burden Of Abundance

We are not empty vessels that need to be filled by some external resource before we are able to help others. Our capacity to help others is not extrinsic. It does not come from what we attain, possess, or are given. It is intrinsic. It is part of who we are. It is part of…

Transforming Our Flaws

There will always be certain things about ourselves that we would gladly change if we could, but, for whatever reason, we are unable to do so. They follow us everywhere we go, gnawing at our heals and weighing us down. The harder we try to get away from these attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, the stronger…

Looking For Strength In Others

It is quite possible that the things that bother us most about others are actually their strengths. As we get to know people, certain qualities in their character, personality, and demeanor begin to stand out. We start to notice patterns of attitude, belief, and behavior, that seem to repeat over and over again. Inevitably, over…

Not Alone (Together In Suffering)

Knowing that one other person feels the way we do is often enough to initiate our healing. We all struggle with something. Whether it is personal, professional, or relational, none of us is exempt from difficulty, from trouble, or from conflict. We all have fears, frustrations, and insecurities. We all have our own demons in…

Balancing Weakness With Strength

When we see weakness, especially in those we claim to care about, we must choose whether we want to ignore it, exploit it, or support it. We all have flaws, insecurities, and shortcomings. None of us is anything close to perfect. Even the strongest amongst us is weak in some way. Sometimes we know how,…