Posts Tagged ‘acceptance’

Do What You Must, Then Listen and Trust

February 11, 2012

Last night, I was one of many volunteers at a church function at the Encinitas Community Center. Since I don’t have a car and the event was 2.7 miles from where I live, I asked three people if I could catch a ride with them. For various reasons, none of those options worked out.

Here’s where intuitive guidance came into play. I had a strong sense that I wasn’t supposed to put any more work into finding a ride, that if a ride was to be forthcoming it would come to me. I felt completely at peace with that guidance and made plans to walk to the event instead.

After working out the time and details of my walk, I went to my weekly volunteering shift at SRF Books & Gifts. Less than an hour before I was planning to leave to get ready, I ducked into the break room to have a quick snack. Deb, another volunteer was sitting at the break table. She casually asked, “Are you (more…)

Worrying Casts a Long Shadow

September 5, 2011

When worries beset you, be still and go within. Invite your fears in one by one and watch them dissolve in the rarefied air of higher consciousness.

Any negative state, like worry, is like your shadow. If you run away, it pursues, but by standing still you see that it has no movement except that which you give it by running away.
Vernon Howard

Motivational pioneer Dale Carnegie observed that when you have identified and (more…)

The Ghosts of Difficulties Past

September 2, 2011



Fear relaxes its hold on you when, in the midst of crisis, you can look beyond the pain of the moment and think, There is value in this.

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Ralph Waldo Emerson





Summon the courage to look squarely at the challenge in front of you, lest (more…)

Life Is Like a Game of Cards

July 22, 2011




In the chess game of life, you are faced with a particular universe of choices at any given moment.





Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharlal Nehru

With every move, that universe is reconfigured, creating new possibilities and eliminating old ones.

Every turn in your life, every time you decide, you become (more…)

A Father and Daughter’s Second Chance

July 5, 2011

Forgiveness meets acceptance meets wisdom in this powerful story of healing between a father and daughter. The story, written by Patty Rose of Livermore, California, appeared in Guideposts. May you know the peace and joy of healing any relationships in your life that are in need of it.

RECONNECTING THROUGH GOD’S GRACE
She left home at 18, certain she’d never see her father again. Suddenly, with the help of God’s grace, she was caring for him like he’d never done for her.

Patty Rose and her father


The phone call came one cool winter day. It was the manager of the trailer park where my father lived. “Mrs. Rose, something is seriously wrong with your father,” he said. “Would you come down here and check on him?”

It had been a long time since I’d seen my father, and I wasn’t in any hurry to change that. I had left home years ago and never looked back. I married a good man and (more…)