Tag: disappointment

Why will there be restlessness within our hearts this Thanksgiving?

Compassion is sometimes a fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside someone else’s skin.  It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ~Frederick Buechner This past weekend we were invited to do two…
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Home Lives In All of Us

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou As we enter this holiday season, we know that for many people there is great anxiety and deeply conflicting feelings.  Our culture sends the message that the holidays are so…
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The Past Does Not Equal the Future

When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive…
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The best things in life are unexpected –- because there were no expectations.     Eli Khamarov Yesterday was my (Tom’s) birthday. When I was a child I often had huge grandiose expectations about how my birthday should go. If it didn’t go the way I planned it to or if people didn’t respond the way I…
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The Banquet at 2:00a.m.

Life is a banquet.  And most of you poor sons of bitches are starving to death.     from the Braodway show, Mame      We once heard a speaker share a powerful story about experiencing true joy and abundance in   this life.  The speaker talked about how he had been leading a seminar late into the evening and…
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Youer Than You

A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you’re not living in alignment; you’re not being true to yourself.Steve Maraboli Tom works with a lot of college students right now. It’s amazing how many of them are pursuing studies that they do not enjoy, are following a career path that…
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