Spirituality

23 Jan Love is the Only Bridge for Division

  While here in Paris, I have met the most interesting international travelers (mostly due to the charm of my 7 pound Maltese, Lia).  The other day was no exception. I met a wonderful woman from New Jersey.  As we got to talking, I found out that she had voted for Trump.  Now I did not vote for Trump.  But my reasons were less about politics and much more about psychology and emotional stability.  That said, I was curious to know her thoughts and the rationale behind her choice.  Now the details of the conversation are not important.  What is important is that the more we talked and listened to each other, the more we found common ground.  This isn’t to say that I agreed with all her points, nor her mine.  But it is to say that we found a space in between our differences that we infused with understanding and LOVE.
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19 Jan Perception

As I was walking down the street one day in Paris, a friend of mine was telling me how when she looks at the sky and saw the wisps of blue, she felt that God was giving her a sign that “she is loved.” As I looked at the sky, I also saw the small bits of blue peeking out from a cloud cover of gray.  In that moment, I realized how important perception was in how we walk through the world.
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13 Dec A True Miracle in Paris

In life, our world is filled with opposites.  Where there is good, there is bad.  When there is up, we inevitably have down.  Where there is yes, there is also no.  Life is like an elevator.  We go up, and we go down.  And the reality is that at some point, we ALL have our moments where we feel down.  Last week, the elevator of my life went down.  It wasn’t anything bad or life-threatening.  But it was rooted in the uncertainty and unknown of what’s around the corner for me.  I am at a time in my life where I am being (somewhat) forced to make a change.  But within this transition, I don’t know where my life is going nor a clue as to where it will end up. I can’t even begin to speculate. So, there is a lot of uncertainty about my impending changes.  With so much anxiety and fear about what’s coming, I took my troubles to God.
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02 Dec Angels in Disguise

Once upon a time, we believed. We believed in all that was unseen. We had big dreams of being superheroes and princesses. We believed that our fathers really could pull a coin from our ear. We believed that we could wish upon stars. We believed in unicorns, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny; and we believed in magic and miracles. And once upon a time, we believed in fairies, invisible friends, and ANGELS. And then one day, our parents (or our friends) told us that we could not believe anymore. Eventually, many of our childhood fantasies vanished with age, times, heartbreak, and life experience. We came to learn about a new world. It was an adult world that was laden with sadness, despair, loneliness, disillusion, and ego. In this new reality, there was no room for miracles, much less angels. Lost was the innocence of our childhood.
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