We were gathered for a monthly Bible study at the mountain retreat center. I sat looking out the full-length windows at the hardwoods filling the hills. My mind drifted away from the lesson as I daydreamed about a weekend kayaking trip on the river running below.
The truth is, no matter how thick the skin, words are able to penetrate and do their dirty work. It is when we believe them, that they are the most insidious.
A year after her interview with Oprah aired, Ford passed away on Feb. 17, 2013 at her home in San Diego, lovingly surrounded
"The courage I'm talking about is this divine inner strength that everyone is born with, a strength to be your most authentic self and to take powerful actions consistent with your loving, compassionate heart."
Debbie: I think my first trauma to get through in life was my addiction. So I think it was on the bathroom floor in a treatment
Michael Singer: The indwelling consciousness that watches the mind come and go. That watches the heart come and go, the emotions
Fingers crossed, we should all still be around after the Mayan Calendar fades to black on Dec. 21. Still, it wouldn't hurt to have a few good books nearby -- you know, just in case.
Feeling ashamed of my vanity left me hating myself when indeed there was never a time I needed more of my love and acceptance. I realize now that I was so ashamed that I never mentioned it to Oprah or to the producers that so lovingly wanted to talk about a very difficult subject.
Fear and will are a magnificent duo through which anyone can land on solid ground when it comes to breaking down that which appears to be larger than life.
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