singlehood

FirstDay Sermon: No Way to Fail

Let me tell you one thing you can never fail at. Being yourself. And guess what else? Guess what is your primary job as a human being, the reason you’re here? Being yourself. But honey chile, do you know who that is? Cause most people don’t know who that is. You gotta start unlocking the mystery. * Let me tell you about a man I loved. Man, I was a […]

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You Can’t Know What You Know Before You Know It: Relationship Lessons from a Yogini

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” –Maya Angelou “Boss up and change your life. You can have it all, no sacrifice.” –Lizzo   When someone is not right for you, he or she will show you that again and again through actions. I don’t care what this person says, or what story you have in your head about how the whole relationship is going […]

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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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Your Vulnerability Is Your Strength

Love is recklessness, not reason. Reason seeks a profit, Love comes on strong, consuming herself, Unabashed. Yet in the midst of suffering, Love proceeds like a millstone, Hard-surfaced and straight-forward. Having died to self-interest, She risks everything and asks for nothing. Love gambles away every gift God bestows. –Rumi “I want to know what love is, I want you to show me. I want to feel what love is, I […]

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How to Love Yourself: An Ongoing Recipe

Step One: Stop browsing your computer or your phone. Put them both away.   Step Two: Slice up an apple.┬áMake water into wine by pouring its cool, clear freshness from a carafe into your favorite glass. Watch the light hit it; hear its luxurious sound. Sit on the floor of your living room, on a golden blanket, in your bare feet, listening to Nina Simone. Bite into your apple’s crispness. […]

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