Harness the Energy of Anger and Fear To Serve You

With all that is happening in the world, thoughts, feelings, and emotions can become overwhelming. What do we do with those powerful feelings and emotions? How can we harness the energy behind those powerful feelings and emotions so that we can move forward in a constructive way? We can't get rid of feelings and emotions.…

How a Common Longing Can Transcend Differences

It was a small yet very diverse group – just 11 participants plus me. We ranged in age from 30s to 60s. All but one of us was currently living in the United States, yet in the whole group, there were five birth countries and three continents represented. Some of us were well established professionally…

Acknowledging Your Fear and Finding Your Way Forward

Fear. It’s an emotion that we all experience, yet we rarely talk openly about it. A few years ago, “fear” was the lecture theme for one of the weeks at Chautauqua, my beloved summer retreat and spiritual home. The speakers talked all around the topic – the history of fear, the causes of fear, the…

Picking Up the Pieces When Things Fall Apart

In my early professional years in New York City, I was blessed to hear Ram Dass speak many times. One of his most potent teachings for me began with the question: What is a broken heart but an open heart? It was with Ram Dass that I first learned to look for the gift in whatever…
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