Category Archives: Be yourself

Play

I like to play the piano.  And when I say “play”, I don’t mean perform.  I like to do something I call “noodle doodle”.  I don’t have a particular place to go or a particular song I’m trying to re-create.  … Continue reading

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Made in the image

         There is something honest about babies and old people. They don’t look like any one gender. They just look like themselves. Perhaps this is what is meant about being made in the image of God.          Perhaps these beings … Continue reading

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It isn’t here

It isn’t about the tree that Buddha sat under. You won’t find enlightenment no matter how long you sit there. Go find your own tree. Or a rock. Or an island in the middle of a freeway. The birthplace of … Continue reading

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Shine bright

We are taught to be lesser than ourselves.  Yet – anything that we are taught can be unlearned.  The past does not have to become the future. I once saw a lady teach her daughter to be lesser-than.  Another woman … Continue reading

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Being different is normal

What if feeling “anxious and nervous” is your normal?  What if it isn’t something wrong at all? What if that is simply your way of being? Imagine if we were all expected to be the same height, have the same … Continue reading

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Feeling lonely can be helpful

You have to have been down to help someone get up. Empathy is so much better than sympathy.  With empathy, people understand where you are because they have been there. I often feel alone. I often feel as if I … Continue reading

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Duck

Imagine a mama duck and all her baby ducks.  They follow behind her, trusting that she is leading them the right way.  But she is just leading them along the same path that she was shown by her parents.  They, … Continue reading

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