Love Yourself First

I have pondered long the difference between selfishness and self-love. My husband has a problem with this one, says people will take it the wrong way.  Egos will read this as license to think only of themselves.  Mayhem will ensue.  That I fail to acknowledge the true One-Self of the enlightened. But I trust my readers will understand what I’m saying, largely because many have lived the consequences of what happens when we don’t heed this advice. Below, I share why this matters, and what it means in our day-to-day life. We can heal the world by first healing ourselves,…

Our Playing Small Does Not Serve the World

 “The saddest part of life lies not in the act of dying but in failing to live while we are alive. Too many of us play small with our lives, never letting the fullness of our humanity see the light of day.” I found this quote in one of my journals, unfortunately without an author credit. I love this message. Let me tell you why… I was raised in a small, close-knit, rural community where family, hard work and humility are deeply-held values. The expression, “he/she thinks highly of herself” was a criticism, rather than a compliment toward someone who…