Be Yourself For Others

Often, the struggle we face in our lives is between what other people want from us and what we actually want for ourselves. When we are young, we are told that we can be anything we want to be when we grow up, but, as we get older, we are also told that we must…

Desire Is Not Doing

We can talk about what we want forever, but no one will take us seriously until we actually take action. Basing our lives on shoulds, oughts, and wants does nothing to move us in the direction of our actual desires. In fact, quite often, we find ourselves saying the things we want as a way…

Giving In Means Missing Out

Going along with that which is easy, may cause us to miss out on that which is right. Acquiescence is an act of negative ego and unhealthy self-denial. When we acquiesce, we give up and give in, often to some decision or some path that we do not agree with. Acquiescence means going with the…

Gifts are Meant to be Given

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” —Toni Morrison Our deepest desires, our strongest feelings about what needs to change in the world are all a gift. They are a gift to both us and the world around us. For us, they…