Fairy Tales. Sleepwalking. Joseph Goldstein.

Life doesn’t always have a happy ending. Or does it? How I become disenchanted from my fairy tales and woke to my life.

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A Little More Detail

I know I have shared much on this blog. I do not look back to read what I have written, because frankly, those moments when this blog started feel like an entire lifetime ago. This blog journey has turned more into my own spiritual awakening. I was not being cheeky when I named it the…

Sunday Smile

I Just Laugh by Kabir If I told you the truth about God, you might think I was an idiot. If I lied to you about the Beautiful One you might parade me through the streets shouting, “This guy is a genius!” This world has its pants on backwards. Most carry their values and knowledge…

Saturday Thought from Rabia of Basra

It Works by Rabia of Basra Would you come if someone called you by the wrong name ? I wept, because for years He did not enter my arms, then one night I was told a secret: Perhaps the name you call God is not really His, maybe it is just an alias. I thought…

Perhaps

Perhaps all dragons in our lives are really princesses just waiting to go see us just once being beautiful and courageous. Perhaps everything fearful is basically helplessness that seeks our help.–Rainer Maria Rilke What if the dragons we are to slay are not what they seem? What if we change our perspective and see them…

Some Waves are Just Larger

My dad’s birthday is tomorrow. I also went out card shopping with my and noticed the mother’s days cards. Who knew cards could bring such saddness in the heart.  No more birthday cards, father day’s cards, mother’s day’s cards.  Those days are now done, finalized fully. Grief comes in waves, just like all emotions. Sometimes…

Do Not Enter Unsupervised

Another lesson I am learning about myself: My mind actually says nothing nice to me. EVER. I have been watching my mind play and it is a rather vicious thing. If I am feeling sad, it will bring things to my attention to make me feel worse. If I am happy, it will brings things…

A Dash of Transference

So I found this quote…. Transference is when we get triggered by a certain behavior or circumstance in the present and have an overly large reaction to it that ‘contains’ a lot of unresolved pain from the past. What happened to trigger us indeed may be occurring, but our reaction is more than is appropriate…

A Crazy Quest. A Question That Needs to be Answered.

This mind is like a fish out of water that thrashes and throws itself about, its thoughts following each of its cravings. ~Dhammapada What I am discovering after sitting with the event from a few days ago is that I am trying to keep my pain and heal. I have found this is not an…

A Hint

I am not sure if you have been contemplating on the koan and the parable that will break your mind. For the koan, what does it mean the man’s eyes are wide open? For the parable: Leaven/yeast was viewed as corrupt.  It was unleavened bread that was viewed a sacred. As the Gospel of Thomas…

A Thought

A thought from Rumi for this Saturday Why lay yourself on the torturer’s rack of the past and future? The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities will find no rest.    

Peeling Back My Fingers One by One

The reaction from the situation in the last blog has brought me more realizations. My reaction brought me face-to-face with the pain which has been inside of me for a very long time. This is old pain. Very, Very old pain. I see it for what it is this time, in full awareness.  Like a…

I Want Off the Merry-Go-Round

When self-respect takes its rightful place in the psyche of woman, She will not allow herself to be manipulated by anyone. — Indira Mahindra Shit work is infinitely safe.  In exchange for doing it you can extract an unconscionable return, …the woman’s pound of flesh. — Colette Dowling One step forward, and then 10 steps…