Friday, May 15, 2015
My time recently has been rich with discovery, and continues to unfold. I am moved to share my own insights about wisdom truly being inside us all. There is never a time when we aren’t connected to wisdom or Mind.
For a while now I’ve been seeing more fully that we are truly “home” all the time, no matter the challenges we face, or troubling thoughts we may have. There is an underlying spiritual protection comforting and guiding us, our true nature offering solace and solutions.
For a long time, I found myself talking about wisdom “having my back” or “shoulder to shoulder.” Those phrases were expressions of how wisdom felt to me. The conundrum is that I would also talk about wisdom being “inside” of us. It began to dawn on me that if wisdom is inside, why was I making wisdom outside of me by it having my back, and so on.
Friday, April 4, 2014
I was speaking with a client the other day, who complained of feeling constantly under pressure. She’s an educational consultant who travels for work, and is always trying to find a balance between her home and work life.
I asked her about this sense of pressure. She said that she works off a to-do list, and it’s always in the back of her mind. She even schedules time with her husband and children this way. She feels pressured to get through the list on a daily basis.
How do to-do lists become problematic? Aren’t they supposed to help us be more efficient and achieve our goals? Yes, they are, and they often do. It’s a question of whether you run the list or the list runs you.
When you’re living in the present, you get good ideas about life, including what to put on your list. Once you’ve written these things down, however, they’re yesterday’s good ideas. If you let them go and return to the present, you’ll know when to refer to your list without a sense of pressure. You’ll also...