In 1988 I was driving from Baton Rouge to Lafayette, LA to give a presentation to the Unity Church there. I had no idea of what I was going to talk about, but I had an hour for it to come to me. I used the drive as a mantra to still my mind and I released all thought and stayed present with an open mind. Two ideas came to me and that’s what I gave my talk about. It was well received and there were lots of questions. I want to share with you one of those ideas because of all the ideas I’ve ever had, there are only …..
I’ve never liked the idea of compromise. I spent too many years unknowingly compromising my own desires. I reached a point where my life taught me that it was time to honor my desires and express them out into the world. When two people join in a partner relationship, if they use compromise, singularly or as a couple, either or both will feel something lacking in the relationship as it progresses on the foundation of compromise. When two people join in a partner relationship, if they use collaboration as a couple, they will learn that whole-hearted collaboration leaves nothing on the table of desire to nag back at them as …..
In the mid-70’s, when I first learned what a paradox was, I was so awakened by what I learned that I decided to notice paradoxes from then on and see if they were always true. Whether they are always true or not, every paradox that I have been aware of since then has been true for me in that it taught me that what I thought was true was the very opposite of the truth. Paradoxes have had my attention ever since. The Power of Vulnerability When I decided I didn’t want to hide anything about myself from myself anymore, because it was way too painful, I discovered the paradox …..
Is there anything sweeter? There is such an underlying sweetness in the heart of everyone, once the crust of fear has been lovingly removed. The crust is there to protect ourselves, but love doesn’t need to be protected, only revealed. But how do you open your heart and reveal yourself when even you are afraid of what you believe is down there? “Go to the heart of the fear and there you will find safety.” I have learned that is the bravest, most courageous, wisest and most self-loving thing I can ever do if I am afraid. Like with all things, when the cause of your fear is fully experienced, …..