“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?"

Rumi
The Essential Rumi

Be Free of Your Worries

The Art of Building Patience

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The art of patience is something I’ve always struggled with… I can remember as a child looking forward to things with so much passion that my immediate world would practically dissolve. Whether it was a ski trip, Christmas, or the visit of a friend I hadn’t seen for months — I would build the experience I was going to have from the ground up. And now as an adult, sometimes it’s still easy to get wrapped up in the future. “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans,” wrote Allen Saunders in the Reader’s Digest long ago.…

She Let Go

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She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go. She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held…

A New Definition of Love — Gained Through Life’s Pains & the Unknown

This life can be a jungle.Full of unknowns, twists, and turns. How does a person gain his or her bearings when it’s this way? Each day we’re faced with challenges (some with the power to knock you down on your arse). My first realization of this very fact came when I found out my parents were having marital problems when I was about 7. The second came when my dad died. I was just 10-years-old on that summer day. It was a heart attack that stole him away. The world turned upside down. A darkness set in. For years, I was in…