The Key to Successful Relationships Part 2 of 2

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Our Button Pushers are Our Greatest Teachers
We all have our “buttons” which when pushed cause us to act or think in negative ways which surpass our normal selves. Get to know your buttons. Instead of becoming frustrated, know that your “buttons” are the keys to your growth.

Instead of asking for your “buttons” not to be pushed, you should examine the cause and ultimately the belief behind the trigger and change it. See your “buttons” as the red-alert alarm which brings to your attention those parts of your consciousness that are begging to be changed.

The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

He who sits in the house of grief will eventually sit in the garden.” — Hafiz

Hard times, more than any others, reveal to us the truth that the signature of our humanity is our emotional nature. What differentiates us from stones and butterflies is the degree to which what happens to us affects us on an emotional level. We don’t just experience things ― get a divorce, lose our house, watch our dog die from eating poison ― we have feelings about these events. It is the depth and nuance of our feelings ― of our joy, sorrow, anger, and fear ― that give texture to our humanity.

Rebirth of a Madwoman – The Resurrection of Byron Katie

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

The sudden transformation of Byron Katie serves as a remarkable testimony to the powers of spiritual resurrection that live in each of us.

Born Byron Kathleen Reid in Breckenridge, Texas, in 1942, she was raised in the small desert town of Needles, California, in the years following World War II. Her mother said that she was named Byron for money, after a wealthy relative offered financial support if the child was given his name, and Kathleen for love. Growing up, everyone called her Katie.

Her homemaker mother and her father, a railroad worker, saw Katie grow from a quiet, thoughtful little girl into an aggressive, competitive teenager who sought to be the best in everything she did. A top student, she played piano and sang in a regional choir. Beautiful, energetic, and fun, Katie was voted first runner-up for queen of her high school prom.

Hitting Bottom to Reach New Heights

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Many people feel that, in total, their lives aren’t all that bad. Sure, things could be better. They might half-heartedly attempt a suggestion from a self-help book or TV talk show now and then – only to abandon it when it doesn’t instantly work miracles in their lives.

As the years go by they may feel they are living in what Thoreau called “quiet desperation,” but are reassured by the thought that most everyone else is too. That’s just the way it is.

But “the way it is” does not mean “the way it has to be.”