become your own best friend

We all could use a good, best friend. The type of friend who is consistently affirming, yet can be counted on for useful advice. The type of friend who will listen just as often as they speak. The type of friend who is nurturing and caring, plus has enough issues to make them interesting. We could all use that kind of best friend. And, we could also use that kind of friendship with ourselves. Too often, we look for qualities in others that we...

work is work

Imagine what our world would look like and feel like if doing the work of becoming the best versions of ourselves was cherished as much as making cars or institutions. I think about this kind of thing often, because I prioritize the work of becoming the best Me I can become. Every moment is a joyful expression of me... even when I'm feeling rather angry. It's all pleasure! Imagine how your life would be different if you felt like you were able...

beyond religion

I love religion. The most challenging aspect of my life, for quite a while, was how to live a spiritually centered life without religion. I had come to the realization that religion is the story of someone else's relationship with the Divine and I wanted to live from my own story and relationship with the Divine. How does one do that when one adores all the rituals and machinations of religion? I had no doubt religion was not a necessary part...