Always Well Within

Calm Your Mind, Ease Your Heart, Embrace Your Inner Wisdom

Month: October 2013 (Page 2 of 2)

Experiment to Get Out of Your Ruts

Mountain View

You can change your opinion, and your approach.  Sounds obvious, doesn’t it?  But, if you’re like me, you might get stuck in a rut sometimes, or hung up on a limiting belief.  Then it’s easy to just go along with the status quo.

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How to Live a New Story

Girl at Sunset, Writing a New Story

Recently, my sister sent me an old newspaper clipping of women marching in front of the County Government Center holding protest signs.  I was there!  We were protesting budget cuts imposed upon the Battered Women’s Shelter.

When I look at this younger version of myself I see intensity, determination, and a caring heart, all wrapped up in a high degree of tension and neurosis.  The through line of good intention remains now, happily the tension and neurosis less so.

I am living a new story.  In one thread of my rewrite, I am deeply loved.  Although I have been loved for many years, I’ve never fully believed it.  So I always operated from a desperate place of lovelessness.  This is an orientation that cultivates constant tension and fear.  You see, if you do the slightest thing wrong, any possibility of love will fly away.

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You Are Worthy! It’s a Fact!

White Water Lily

The idea of unworthiness was planted like a seed in the garden of your mind many moons ago.  It grew and it grew and it grew.  But it’s really just a tenacious weed that can be pulled and demolished making more space for love, joy, and compassion to bloom.

You are worthy.

Say this to yourself, again and again.

In fact, there’s no one more worthy than you in this entire world because we are all equally worthy.

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