All posts tagged: love

A rainbow after the storm

“The way I see it if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain,” says Dolly Parton. The storms of life aren’t fun. They catch you unprepared. They ask you to be flexible with your plans. When they do arrive though, there’s always this promise or hope of a rainbow after the storm. A rainbow–something beautiful, something magical. Choose what grows you, not what stagnates you When the storms of life arrive, you always have the choice to grow, to strengthen, and to bloom through the struggle. You have the choice to look for the solutions to your problems. On any given moment, you have the choice to forgive yourself when you walk away from the path of love.  Don’t give up, don’t give in The jewel of your life is the inner light that you share out into the world through your voice, your actions, and your words. Don’t let your inner light give up, especially when the storms of life arrive. Don’t let your inner light give into the ideas …

Why loving is difficult

It’s difficult to love people who are not fluffy teddy bear huggable. They wish you no good with their glance. They’re cold. It’s also difficult to love people when you’re consumed in your own life story, so consumed that you don’t care to learn about someone else’s story. Like you, everyone is facing a challenge right now. Like you, everyone struggles to hold on to their hope.  At the end of the day, isn’t love what heals this world of suffering? Isn’t love what causes you to do things that you don’t particularly like for the people that you care about? If loving is difficult, loving is difficult because there’s a force of evil that succeeds in its job of keeping people apart—through hate, through fear, through ego. “Your every act should be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

This is how the story ends

The story ends with you loving your life–if not completely, a little bit more. The story begins with a moment of desperation, of sadness, of shame, of madness, of loneliness. The magic happens the moment you’re willing to heal from suffering. The magic happens the moment you face the truth with humility. That moment is there to bring you back to a path of wisdom, of love, of forgiveness, and of peace and freedom. My path of healing started because of those moments of suffering. It started because I felt so much pain, anger, despair, sadness, and resentment. There came a point when enough was enough. I don’t know that life will ever be perfect, but I found that when you choose the path that heals you, you feel lighter, wiser, and stronger. You become open to seeing how life is precious despite the suffering. Be present When you’re present by not living in your mind, by letting yourself take in the details of your surroundings, you experience the world at a richer level. In …