Tag: Michael Gingerich

Out of the Darkess, Into the Light

Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job or a limb or a loved one, a graduation, bringing a new baby home: it’s impossible to think at first how this all will be possible. Eventually, what moves…
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Unknown Territory

It is the basic principle of spiritual life that we learn the deepest things in unknown territory. Often it is when we feel most confused inwardly and are in the midst of our greatest difficulties that something new will open. We waken most easily to the mystery of life though our weakest side. The areas…
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Strength NOT Weakness

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness….It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it. ~Fred Rogers (“Mr. Rogers”) We live in a world which often tells us to ‘buck up’, to ‘pull ourselves up by your own…
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Security Blanket

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. Dorothy Thompson Several years ago when a friend of ours lost his job he went straight home and climbed into bed. He literally pulled the covers up over his head and lay there in that place of security for several hours. He processed…
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Top Five Regrets of Those Who Are Dying

We were recently sent this article from Britain’s The Guardian and we knew that we needed to share it. The message it gives is one we all need to take seriously. Top five regrets of the dying A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is ‘I…
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Eat, Pray, Love

Life is a banquet. And most of you … are starving to death.from the broadway musical, MameWe have both recently seen the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. If you haven’t seen the movie it is about a woman who goes through a mid-life crisis and is having difficulty finding peace. She loses her sense of balance…
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Discovering Self-Worth

You don’t have time. You’re on this earth for a dash of time, really. and then that’s it. And for some reason that reality and knowing that, it just changed everything. I felt that I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me says about me…
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Getting in touch with one’s soul means going through one’s own struggle and despair and also realizing that it is working through those wounds that helps you unite with other people.Linda Leonard, Ph.D. Throughout our lives there are seasons that often seem not only dark but painful. Maybe it was because of a broken relationship.…
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