Getting Grateful

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Emotion, Mental | 3 comments

Lately I have been noticing all the rage and anger in the world. Which of course gets me to thinking on where it comes from and how the heck do we stand against it? Some would say you battle rage with love. I say we withstand rage with gratitude. Battle in the name of love is hard to distinguish from rage. Let’s face it if you are in a battle emotions run high and strong. Often fighting fire with fire does work but in this case I think a dose of emotional cleansing water is a much better solution. Gratitude is that water. True gratitude...

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Searching for Perfection

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Mental | 0 comments

Perfection doesn’t exist. Seriously it doesn’t. Yet how many of us have that ‘ideal/perfect’ concept in our heads? Especially when it comes to our mates and partners, we meet someone that sort of fits the bill and immediately they go up on a pedestal. Then when they do something less than ideal we are crushed. Or what is worse, to me, is when that ‘ideal’ person does something real and we ignore it to focus on what we are trying to make them into, never really knowing the real them at all. We are bombarded by external forces...

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Personal Power

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Mental, Spiritual | 0 comments

The other day during a discussion with a dear friend of mine we got talking about their sense of feeling very trapped at this time in their life. As the discussion unfolded I had a realization that much of what they were going through had to do with their personal power and their perception that it was gone. To me as an outsider in the story I could see that it wasn’t, but that didn’t make any difference because they couldn’t see it, so at that moment, for all intents and purposes they were trapped. This got me to thinking about personal...

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How Do I Get Happy?

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Emotion, Mental, Spiritual | 2 comments

There are so many reasons to be angry and miserable aren’t there? Lately I have encountered so many people who are just plain angry and spewing nasty and hateful things, everything from judgment on others to judgment on the government. These people seem to function angry all the time and yet say they just want to be happy. When one of these folks says to me they just want to be happy and they are working towards being happy but all this stuff gets in the way, I stop and wonder at that perspective. Everyone has bad days. It’s true, even...

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The Roots of Rage

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Emotion, Mental, Spiritual | 54 comments

Rage is a powerful word. It brings up intense feelings and often implies destruction, we have all heard of a killing rage haven’t we? Everywhere we look today, from our own children to the wars around the world – rage seems to be running the human reality show. Everybody seems to be so angry and enraged about something. This one says their god is the god, this one says this land is mine, this one says that the color of my skin offends them, that one says you have more than I do and I want it. Traffic jams, computers that glitch, emails...

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Personal Perceptions

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Mental | 10 comments

Perception is personal. Have you ever met someone that you talked to for a minute and didn’t like? Then circumstances threw you together and you discovered that they were actually pretty nifty and you do like them, in fact you become good friends. The only thing in this scenario that changes is your perception of the person, well that and the circumstances that gave you the new perception. Not all people we encounter will turn out to be our friends, sometimes our inner voice says ‘no way’ to someone and we truly need to listen to that...

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What is the Truth?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Mental, Spiritual | 0 comments

We hear about truth, are asked to tell the truth and heck I am even telling you that your truth shall set you free. But what is truth? Is there truth in our media? Well if our news is pretty much the same thing on every channel in in most papers you can be reasonably sure it is vetted somewhere by someone. TV/cable has gotten into bed with reality TV which seems to be so far from real as to be a cartoon. Is there truth in our relationships? When a friend asks if their pants make their ass look big? Do we say well actually yes they do and you...

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Healthy Self Perception

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Mental, Spiritual | 0 comments

We have all heard the line from Snow White: mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Snow White is the answer that starts all kinds of shenanigans. Granted it makes for a great fairy tale, but it is a less than lovely way to live. When you look in the mirror do you see all of the things that make you so amazing and uniquely you? Or do you see Snow White? Our society sets us up to see Snow White, that ideal person we should look like or sound like or emulate to be accepted. What about accepting yourself and realizing you...

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Making Excuses

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Mental, Spiritual | 1 comment

Have you ever noticed how many excuses you make for things? Or that other people make for things? I caught myself doing it recently and had to stop and take a look at what exactly was going on. Why was I excusing, defending even, something that caused me discomfort? We all tell white lies to be polite and kind; it is accepted and quite honestly expected. Truth is a very sharp weapon most of the time and when wielded by someone in a snit fit it will wound and even scar instead of illuminate. Yet excusing something negative is basically saying...

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Inner Voice

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Mental | 3 comments

Have you ever met someone you liked but had an odd little ‘niggle’ in the back of your mind about them? They seem like everything you like and want in a person, a friend, a lover or a partner. Key word there is ‘seem’. Friends might tell you that there is something off about the person but you don’t listen because they are so close to what you want. You might hesitate a bit but basically you give them the green light to get to know you and accept it from them as well. Things are great for a while, and then they aren’t. You are...

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