For Better And Worse (On Healing)

Being afraid of being judged is not the same as being tired of being judged. While we must learn to come to terms with the fact that, no matter who we are or what we do, not everyone will like us, we may never truly be comfortable with it. Criticism, condemnation, and judgement from others…

A Vessel Of Potential

Our flaws, our cracks, and our scars need not diminish our capacity for love, compassion, and creativity. In spite of how we have been hurt, in spite of how we have been damaged, deceived, abused, or abandoned, we are all capable of boundless love, endless compassion, deep connection, unwavering dedication, and powerful, life-affirming, world-changing creativity….

Love Is Often Inconvenient

We all deserve to be loved, to be seen, and to be heard, maybe not for who we are, but for who we could be if given the opportunity. We are all imperfect beings. We are flawed, frail, weak, and broken in some way or another. Beyond or beneath these shortcomings and failings, even in…

Imperfection and Compassion

The path to compassion begins by accepting that perfection is fantasy. Perfection is simply something that we imagine, an unattainable ideal that we project onto ourselves and others. Perfection is a false idea and a false ideal. It is our belief in perfection, for ourselves and others that sets us up to be disappointed when…

Greatness Through Imperfection

Through our weaknesses we find our strength and through our flaws we find our grace. We are not worthy of all that we are capable and yet we are worthy of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. We are all flawed, broken, and weak in some way. Yet, in spite of this,…