Other People’s Judgment

It’s not that I don’t care what people think of me. It’s just that forgiveness absolves any fear of how I might receive their point of view. Having received the gift of forgiveness, other people’s points of view are important and relevant, but their ideas, labels and judgments are no longer permitted to dictate how I...

Appreciation in Relationships

I’ve learned that nothing of this world can bring love to a relationship. Not gifts, not common interests, not children…and certainly not changing anyone’s perception. In my experience, love spontaneously shines through my relationships when I’m not pursuing thoughts that deny love’s presence. For example, when I got hooked the other day by the...

Expectations in Relationship

I don’t need my man to be interested in everything that inspires me. Just like I don’t expect myself to be interested in everything that inspires him. If he’s not interested in hearing about a certain subject or topic, I don’t need to try and change his perception. There’s quite enough to talk about...

Appreciation

Yesterday I was hanging out nibbling on some jelly beans when I offered some to a few of my friends who were sitting nearby. Both of them told me that they used to eat jelly beans, but it’s something they had both overcome, and now jelly beans is on their list of things to...

Pleasure

I don’t need to get any pleasure out of my experiences. My only responsibility is to allow the pleasure of being who I am to flow into them....

Self Gratification

I’m not into demanding respect from my children or anyone else. It’s more important to me that my relationships are authentic than made to look rosy for the sake of self gratification....

Perception and Judgment

Yesterday I went hiking in a bathing suit and hiking boots. I thought the combo looked funny, but I decided I didn’t mind. When I mentioned that the bathing suit and hiking boots look funny, someone told me that was a judgment. Here’s the subtle nuance that I see between perception and judgment: It’s...

Opinions

I can’t identify with opinions that appear to be mine. Opinions are just part of perception….which is always evolving. In this awareness, opinions that occur to me are automatically given up to be evolved as necessary to keep my heart overflowing with love for the way things are. ...

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