With An Open Heart

The aspects of our character that we believe protect us from being hurt also prevent us from experiencing life.  We cannot simultaneously shield ourselves from pain and allow joy into our hearts.  Our hearts are either open or they are not. In order to allow in joy, love, and connection, we also have to be…

Lazy Emotions

Fear, anger, and frustration are lazy emotions.  They are easy to acquire and difficult to be rid of.  They require nothing from us.  They give us the illusion of safety and protection without us having to take any action.  Courage, on the other hand, requires effort.  It requires vulnerability and risk.  Courage demands that we…

Moving Toward Fear

Our fears grow stronger when ignored or denied.  They do not resolve themselves.  They require our attention and our effort.  They must be faced head on.  If we are to overcome our fears, we must take action.  We must move toward them.  We must challenge them.  We must challenge ourselves.  Even this does not guarantee…