As a result, people's responses range from fear of bullying, to a dread of a Nazi Germany-style dictatorship, to concerns
As we, like the puppy, practice the art of stepping into our fears and repeatedly standing in the fire of challenges and opportunities that we might prefer to avoid, our capacity to face into the unfaceable grows and deepens.
GPS for the Soul
To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.
It was all fun and games as long as your feet didn't hang off the bed at night.
How then do we tame our fears and move beyond the conviction of impending disaster? The answer, handed down the ages from contemplative traditions, and now tested and researched by science, is the following: We need to face our fears.
Toss those women's magazines and stop taking those Facebook quizzes. I have proven data to guarantee you will look 10 years younger!
In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.
Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, "Mommy, I don't want Trump to be president." "Why is that, baby?" I ask. "Because half of my friends would disappear from school!"
GPS for the Soul
When your eight-year-old daughter wants you to check the closet to make sure no one is in there for the second time before
GPS for the Soul
Know that what happens is exactly what needs to be happening right now and let yourself evolve past certain situations or people. So, push forward to 2016 and keep your dream traveling forward. And if something is not adding to your life anymore, simply subtract that from it.
It hit me then that, the fear that people kept alluding to stems from a lack of acceptance that my children have other families. People who have a place at the table so to speak. I don't know if it is because we crossed racial lines or if the fact that they were toddlers when we became their parents, their heritage is a real, living presence in our lives.
To located a specific memory becomes difficult as I am finding my cerebral cortex becoming hazy. Out of the millions upon millions of memories, my retrievals are becoming less and less.
It's silly, and I know it. But I equate eating alone in a restaurant with being dateless for the prom, passed over for the job, or walking out of the ladies' room with toilet paper coming out of your panty hose.
Nothing changes you quite like the responsibility of new life.
The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.
I want us all to stand up and face our fears (whatever they might be) in the face with a bunch of courage. I want you to feel held. To feel heard. Can you imagine what kind of impact we will have on the world once we stand in our power with grace and courage?
2) Practice in front of an audience. When I rehearsed my early speeches, I delivered them solo. Classic studies by the late