There is nothing else. Just love.
And if you do not allow the jaws of life to rip open your chest and do surgery on your small heart, enlarging it and stretching it beyond what you think is possible, you will miss out on the tastiest, most juicy parts of life. You will plan the most wonderful party and forget to go. You will arrive just in time to clean up the mess and take out the trash.
The fact of the matter is, you will be half the person you were meant to be if you don’t surrender yourself to love. … More Love is Sacred Surrender
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Dear Soul Mate/Side Kick/Spiritual Partner, I’ve been extremely patient. Really. I’ve been so patient, I think I deserve a trophy or a crown or the keys to the city. Something. And while I’ve been watching out for you … More Where the Hell Are You?
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will … More Vulnerability: Allowing Ourselves to be Seen
We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell Why is it so damn hard to open my hand and let go? Let go. Why am I so stubborn that I cling to things and people who are … More Dancing on Your Grave
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. … More Sweetness
To state the obvious, Father’s Day is the day when children everywhere fete their fathers with gifts and cards. They serve them stacks of obligatory pancakes and cups of badly brewed coffee. They draw pictures and sign their cards with love. It is a day to honor fathers, and I am OK with that. Still, … More Fatherless Child
For Amanda Moore Berry This morning as I woke, I thought about my mother. I thought about this day 50 years ago when she was in the throes of labor, when morning light flooded her hospital room — and my father paced the hallway outside, smoking incessantly — back in the day when you could … More At 50: A Remembrance
In memory of Maricela Ochoa Henderson “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault Small moments of transformation. Last night my nephew called me. He’s three. He told me he had macaroni and cheese for dinner. He told me he was going to the … More It’s the Small Stuff
“Let gratitude be the pillow on which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” ~ Maya Angelou I write this week in memory of my friend, Nancy Smith-Watson’s mother, the lovely, cheerful, kind, and luminous, Dorothy Smith. She died on March 19. She was in her nineties. My gratitude for the impact that she had on … More Thank You, Universe
“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson I spent last week in Maui with my mother, … More Discovery on the Road to Hana