Accepting What Is

Sometimes, we tell ourselves nice stories. When someone behaves badly, we try to figure out why…there must be a reason…rather than accepting this is who they are. Maya Angelou wrote: When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. This truth can apply to many present day situations, but I’m going to apply it to our resident black snake. He is…

Accepting the Snake

So we accept the snake.

Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny …millions of Irish immigrants have called America home

Ireland came to America because, deprived of liberty, deprived of opportunity, of safety, of even food itself, the Irish believed, for decades before Lady Liberty lifted her lamp, we were the wretched refuse on the teeming shore. We believed in the shelter of America, in the compassion of America, in the opportunity of America… Enda Kenny, Taoiseach Maybe because some of us tend to…

Is it Right?

Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right. – Martin…

Do It Anyway

This. Many of us are scared right now. Big changes are coming and we’re going through the acceptance and then take action process.  To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or…