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The Call Of The Empathic Warrior

As you awaken from the age-old trance of shame and fear-based conditioning, and as you drop into your authentic self, and as you uncover your deep vulnerability and your shockingly innocent heart, you may discover an empathy you never knew you were capable of. An empathy for all humanity… and for your own deepest humanity. For the flaws and pains of others... and for your own beautiful imperfections.You may find that you are now more able to open your heart in compassion to others, able to hold space for them as they break and rest and heal, and able to listen without judgement, since you are now able to listen to yourself. You may become more comfortable with silence and...

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Why Your Life Cannot Go Wrong

In reality, your world is set up so that nothing happens to you, but everything happens for you - for your awakening, for your growth, for your inspiration, for your exploration - even if you forget that, or sometimes cannot see it, or sometimes fall into distraction and despair.When there is no fixed destination, you cannot ever lose your destination, so you cannot ever lose your path, so nothing that happens in your life can take you off your path. Your path IS what happens, and what happens IS your path. There is no other.Everything is a gift on this unbreakable path that you call your life - the laughter, the tears, the times of great sorrow, the experiences of...

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On Telling The Truth

There is something so healing about simply telling the truth. To ourselves. To a trusted, non-judgemental friend. To a journal. To the gods, to the mountains, to the wild animals of the forest. Not the ‘nice’ truth, the stale, regurgitated truth designed to please. Not the conceptual truth of the mind. But the raw, messy, present-moment truth of our wild hearts. Destroying the self-image, the persona (mask) designed to win love, or impress people, or just keep ourselves ‘safe’ and ‘out of trouble’. Well, sometimes what was once ‘safe’ has become a self-imposed prison. You long to lose control and speak the wild truth. Or whisper it. Or shout it to the heavens. Not the convenient, socially-acceptable, “nice guy” truth....

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A New Dawn: The End of Co-Dependency

You cannot save anyone.You can be present with them, offer your groundedness, your sanity, your peace. You can even share your path with them, offer your perspective. But you cannot take away their pain. You cannot walk their path for them. You cannot give answers that are right for them, or even answers they can digest right now. They will have to find their own answers, ask their own questions or lose their own questions, make friends with their own uncertainty. They will need to make their own mistakes, feel their own sorrows, learn their own lessons. If they truly want to be at peace, they will have to trust the path of healing that reveals itself step by step.But...

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To A Friend in Crisis

Friend, I don’t know how to help you. I don’t know how to take away your pain.I don’t know how to remove your heartache, your fear, your sorrow, the longings that burn deep inside. I have known these visitors. I have never found a way to annihilate them in myself. I am as broken and as lost as you are. My answers have crumbled too. Yes, I know the yearning and loneliness you speak of. I ran from my pain for years. I tried every fix, every solution, every addiction. I tried to drink my loneliness away, sex it away, eat it away, meditate it away. I tried to surround myself with people to distract myself, became addicted to people...

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