journey

Developing Self-Trust

“Let ’em look.” –MotherJana How do you know you can trust yourself to make wise decisions? Trust in yourself is trust in God. It’s that simple. And that complicated. Having trust in one of these is the way you learn to have trust in the other, because it’s a partnership, you see. Two things: You have some problematic assumptions I need to clear you of. (I hope I remember the […]

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The Rest of Your Life

Last fall, I sat with a man outside a Quaker meeting in Philadelphia, and he took my hand in his, and he dipped into story. He was from Liberia, and his family had a tradition of sitting around campfires and sharing stories from the ancestors. He told me how we should only look 200 feet in front of us when we’re making any decision in life. Just like driving a […]

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The Real Thing

Oh my. People so often act from a place of lack. They think about all they don’t have, and they wonder why they’re not getting the good things. They say they want and prefer “the real thing,” but they have no frickin’ idea what the real thing even looks like, and they haven’t done all the internal work it takes to figure out whether they’re ready for it, whether they […]

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The Heart Has Infinite Capacity

Dear Wanda, You are meant to be renewed. You are meant to always begin again. Each day is a fresh opportunity to wonder, to focus, to get clear, to take action, to simmer. You were never created to stay stuck. Sitting in my Quaker meeting yesterday, I thought a lot about the potential and capabilities we have in this life. I wrestle all the time with questions of destiny, of […]

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