Tuesday, 11 April 2017


You can't calm the storm, so stop trying. 
What you can do is calm yourself.
The storm will pass.

This is the long and the short of it ... when your whole world comes crashing down, what is important is how you react to it.

Whatever has happened, has already taken place. It is a choice how you react to 'bad' news. Yes, it is devastating, but it is a fact. Many people try to deny things that seem too overwhelming in their lives. But that, too, is a choice. Countless people need fantasy in order to survive reality.

It is different if it is an emergency and you are running to help someone in need, your adrenaline pumping, your heart pounding. You will automatically try to calm yourself down, so as to help the individual. It is amazing how calm, cool and collected we can be when we are jumping into the storm to aid someone else. In this situation, we can be calm and we can help soothe them.

But during a personal crisis, the same technique doesn't seem to work as effectively. The bottom falls out of your world and where is that self-assured attitude? This situation is happening to YOUand fear steps in when it is personal. 

There is a separate 'tool' required. You have to dredge up some faith, confidence, trust, and conviction that assures you that you are okay, no matter what the outcome. If you truly believe that you are alright, it really doesn't matter what storms occur in your world. Although it is admirable to run to the aid of someone in need, remember, you are important too and deserve the same consideration.  Working on your 'stuff' will give you the faith and trust you need to weather any storm. 

reprint of #424

Monday, 10 April 2017


There is nothing else anywhere.

There is not a set of rules.
There are not a stack of books.
There are not teachers 
There are not hidden documents.

There is nothing outside of you
That can come anywhere close to
the guidance that comes forth
from within you.


"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." Buddha

There is nowhere to go to find out what you feel you need to know, you already know all you need to know. It's how to access that knowledge that stumps most of us. Stay out of your head, tune into your heart and you will find what you are looking for. 

You were given all that you needed for this particular life adventure. YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED. 

Everyone is 'winging it', you are not alone in wondering 'why am I here, what am I supposed to be doing, where exactly is my path, who are the best people for me?' Trust yourself! You will get little nudges/hints/warnings throughout your life, you'll have deja vu moments, your intuition will point you in the right direction, all you need to do is pay attention.......pay attention to yourself. 

STOP, LOOK and LISTEN and you'll know.