Tag Archives: relationship

I’d Like To Return This, Please

A twenty-something guy walked into the animal shelter to give back his 4-month old Pit Bull puppy.  The puppy had never growled, bitten or shown any sign of aggression.  The attendant asked, “So why are you abandoning him?”  The guy … Continue reading

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ʻAina, the Temple

A Maori warrior, instructing a young boy on how to fight an enemy, said: “First, make them angry; this causes them to lose focus.”  We nod our heads in agreement with the wisdom of this advice, knowing it to be … Continue reading

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Belonging

In counseling situations it is not unusual for me to hear the other person express they are concerned by the fact that they have doubts.  While we all have doubts on a daily basis (“Will I make it to the … Continue reading

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No One Can Teach You To Fly

Why does someone seem lovely to us?  What makes them lovely in our eyes?  To some extent it is because of characteristics that they manifest, to some extent it is their physical beauty, but to what extent do they seem … Continue reading

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$1000

We all have keepsakes, items that are the physical incarnation of an event, a memory, a relationship… talismans through which we can remember.  Oddly enough, there are individuals who gather around themselves a disproportionate amount of keepsakes as a way … Continue reading

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Being Willing To Go With The Flow

I met for coffee with Jacob whose long-term relationship had just suddenly ended.  Trying to bolster Jacob’s feelings I jovially offered, “So, now you’re free!”  Jacob looked up from his coffee and morosely replied, “No, I’m not.  What I am … Continue reading

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What’s Your Name?

A temple or sacred space is a physical link between earth and heaven, a portal for our hearts through which we pass to touch the heart of the Divine.   Services in sacred spaces are designed to slowly bring our awareness … Continue reading

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