“What causes misery is always trying to get away from the facts of life, always trying to avoid pain and seek happiness—this sense of ours that there could be lasting security and happiness available to us if we could only do the right thing.” ― Pema Chödrön There are many who would rather hold tightly to their illusions of safety, of comfort, and ultimately of control, than to surrender to this fundamental truth; we are powerless over the vast majority of what happens around
Unconditional Love. What’s the Point? I am a fervent believer in the power of unconditional love. My only true job as a parent, spouse, sibling, aunt, and as a friend is to love unconditionally. But what’s the purpose? And what does unconditional love really look like? Unconditional love looks like this; I am solidly in your corner and by your side regardless of the complexity of the situation. Regardless of your behavior, feelings, or words I stand with you. I stand for you.
“Remember the moment you accept total responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you claim the power to change anything in your life.”
~ Hal Elrod This is what is referred to as owning our stories, and yeah I mean owning our entire story, not just the parts we find particularly flattering, easy or entertaining. I mean claiming it all, especially the stuff we really don’t wish to claim. The stuff we hide or try and mask. The stuff we run from. The choices that h