Love

Love Has Barbs

Love Has Barbs

Though I have love for inside myself. It’s just that I don’t know how to use love. Sometimes it scratches like barbs. ~Clarice Lispector Intellectually, I understand that I am loved. I must be loved. How else could anyone tolerate my many idiosyncrasies and still chose to interact with me? However, I do not feel […]

Embracing Authenticity

Embracing Authenticity

It breaks my heart when I meet a person and learn they are hiding parts of themselves so the can appear to fit in. ~Unknown One of the greatest gifts I received from my parents, besides unconditional love, was their coaching to ensure we each bloomed into our own flower be it red or yellow […]

Increase the Peace

Increase the Peace

War and peace start in the human heart and whether the heart is open or whether that heart closes has global implications. ~Pema Chodron An open heart is at peace with the world. A closed heart is at war with itself. Peace outside the self reflects internal peace. War with the self manifests as ware […]

Judgith Notith

Judgith Notith

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~Carl Jung When I picture darkness, I think of my internal life, the place from which thoughts rise like smoke, thoughts cloaked in shadow, perfumed with evil.

Light That Cuts

Light That Cuts

As much as we like to stand out and consider ourselves individuals, at our core, we are herd animals that are biologically designed to find comfort when we feel like we belong to a group. ~Simon Sinek My preferred herd is prime, the prime number two. The only even prime number. The challenge with such […]

As Unloveable In Death As In Life

As Unloveable In Death As In Life

What do you see with blind eyes? ~Pablo Neruda I have two functioning eyes. Bent glass is needed for clarity, more near than far. Though the light is focused on the retina, I am blind to any light beyond the superficial.

Missing Emotional Threads

Missing Emotional Threads

My soul seemed as foul as smoke from burning cat hair. ~Kurt Vonnegut Evidence is mounting that my soul is a putrid cesspool whose stench drives people away destroying any phatic spackle that once created community.

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