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The Life That Chooses You ~ Living on your Sacred Edge

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 0 comments

The Life That Chooses You ~ Living on your Sacred Edge

Who knows what brings to us these moments, in which we are shaken up, startled, and issued a radical invitation: to step into the life that chooses us. This is our authentic life, not anyone else’s. It’s a life that is much bigger than our personal agendas. And at the same time, this is our way, which is utterly unique. Not separate, and not the same as any other human being. These moments in which we feel life nudging us, inviting us, challenging us, can be very disturbing. We feel...

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Becoming an Invitation ~ Surrendering to the strange pull of what you really love

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 0 comments

Becoming an Invitation ~ Surrendering to the strange pull of what you really love

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi On Saturday, during the global online event ‘One World Bearing Witness,’ I witnessed something that lit a flame inside my heart. Two beautiful dark haired young women came together for a very simple ritual: one from Palestine and one from Israel. They spoke of their part of the world as ‘the tired land,’ a place exhausted by violence, fragmentation and...

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Small Courageous Acts of Change ~ taking the next impossible step in our evolution

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 7 comments

Small Courageous Acts of Change  ~ taking the next impossible step in our evolution

A marvellous man I am working with in Europe told me the other day, “I want to be responsive in my relationships, not reactive. I want to be undefended. I want to be courageous enough to let another person look inside me.” I wanted to weep when I heard this—it was such a pure expression of his authentic longing. This is not the same impulse that drives us to be ‘better.’ This is not about self-improvement at all. Our real longings, the ones that arise from our true self, our...

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Your Beautiful Need ~ redesigning human culture

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 1 comment

Your Beautiful Need ~ redesigning human culture

The world population of our planet is over 7.5 billion now, and rising; and there have never been so many lonely and isolated people living on our planet. It’s like that painful feeling of being alone in a crowd-a very big crowd. I witnessed a powerful dialogue recently, that changed something deep inside me. The conversation happened between a teacher of mine, Thomas Huebl, and one of his students, a woman who had recently suffered a great loss. She told him that she was still struggling...

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Only You ~ embodying a radical self respect

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 2 comments

Only You ~ embodying a radical self respect

When I was talking to a dear friend of mine one day, she said a beautiful thing. I reminded her of a dilemma I had been struggling with a while ago, and the wisdom she had shared with me about it then. She said, “Yeah, that might be true, what I said to you, but to be honest with you, I don’t have a clue. How could I know what forces are playing themselves out in your life? Or how you are growing and evolving? Or what would be the right thing for you to do? The mystery is too big for...

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