Tag Archive for ‘relationships’

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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The Man Who Is Good for You

I met a man recently who was obsessed with attaining his own enlightenment. He is, and will always be (I suspect), a spiritual vampire. On the outside is gentleness and calm. It is “inclusivity.” It is “diversity.” It is “open-mind, forward-thought.” On the inside it is, Give me, give me, give me.  It is, Let me drink from you. Let me eat from you. Let me make you mine.  And then it […]

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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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Love Is Not about Power or Control

So much about the concept of being “saved” by a divine being must include the recognition that the saving does not happen once. On the spiritual path, which is the path of the warrior, we must recognize we are saved again and again and again. We don’t know things. We walk through a passage of confusion, of toil. And then we emerge, and we know better, and we live in […]

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The Most Blessed Person Alive

“Blessed are the poor in spirit. Blessed are the pure of heart. For they will be thankful.” –SexyJesus, Bible Remix   I wake up in the mornings feeling like the most blessed person alive. That is not ego talking. That is not me saying I’m better than anyone else. I don’t know that I actually am the most blessed person alive. I just feel that way. Others may not look at me […]

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