It’s not always about being cowardly as you raise up the white flag in surrender. It’s not always about ending the long battle in defeat with your head hung low in shame.

Surrender may be about courageously getting off your “high horse” for the possibility of seeing another point of view.

And sometimes…  surrendering the old perception for this fresh new point of view is exactly what is needed for your greatest and highest good.

Bridge of Forgiveness

“He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass…”
-George Herbert

It is the nature of human beings to make mistakes. We all do it.

To not forgive another for their mistakes is to condemn and imprison them in our own thinking of them.

But in this thinking, who is really the condemned prisoner? And who holds the key to our release? Them or us?



Tomorrow never comes…

Really and truly, there is no actual tomorrow. There is only this moment made up of a string of NOW’s.

We live like there is a future out there somewhere, that we can put off our lives until tomorrow, but every NOW is the future we are living into. Make the best of it, be your best self and while you’re at it… just to be BRAVE and BOLD for the moment and live life like your hair’s on fire!

The House by the Side of the Road

This poem represents the human experience, and in it, the varying cast of characters that share the stage of life with us. As fellow travelers crossing over to “stage right” or “stage left”, we assume that our roles have been permanently cast. With our character and lines already set, we have forgotten that we are only actors playing a part.

As actors following yesterday’s scripts, we could allow our negative opinions and left-over prejudices and attitudes to dictate how we will treat another. Or, with the continual conscious choice of love, kindness, tolerance and compassion, we could change the script of this world, thereby, making this stage a better place for life to play out.
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The Beautiful Unfolding of YOU!

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anais Nin

Whatever you may encounter on your journey through life, face it with strength and courage.

It is often fear of the unknown that keeps us frozen and stuck in the safety of what we have already known. And ironically, being afraid to go forward, we run the risk of risking ourselves.

So, with eyes, arms, hearts and minds wide open, bravely risk unfolding to continually become the most beautiful blossom you were meant to be.



“Invictus” – (Interpreted)

On my last blog entry, I posted an inspirational poem called “Invictus”, by William Ernest Henley. Although I have always been positively impacted by this poem, I’ve never known about the man who wrote it or his inspiration.

In my mind, and as my previous post picture suggests, I have imagined a story about a Captain with his vessel – rocking back and forth upon an angry sea. In this terrible tempest, dark and ominous skies imply a foreboding fate.
Lightening flashes briefly illuminate the scene while monstrous waves crash against this tiny ship and the great sea waits to swallow it up.
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