meditation

strength – a meditation

  Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. Sigmund Freud I have a fear of showing my weaknesses. I have a fear of letting others know when I have been less than perfect. I fear that my flaws will set me apart as “less than” and verify that I am not good enough. But…

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change – a meditation

  The secret to change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new. Socrates Acceptance does not come naturally to me. By default, I am more likely to spend time going over all the mistakes I made over and over again in painstaking detail. I used to think…

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selfishness – a meditation

  It is not selfish to live the life you want to live, it is selfish to tell others to live the life you want them to live. – Oscar Wilde   I am often afraid to live my own life. I am afraid of the consequences. I am afraid I will be shown to…

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humanity – a meditation

  Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. It is so easy for me to forget that the people around me are real. I can easily behave in a manner that is so self-centered that I can only focus on my pain and my suffering. Without effort, sometimes, it…

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fault – a meditation

  When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. Dalai Lama Before working (and practicing) the 12 Steps, playing the victim was my default method of existence. It permeated my every state of being. The way I talked, the way I acted, even the way I thought – all of…

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