Maitri and Feelings

We all have feelings. It is what we do with them that is key to our satisfaction with life. Maitri is an ancient Sanskrit word that refers to self-compassion, unconditional friendship and acceptance of oneself. Maitri brings with it the basic understanding needed to find true happiness and joy. When living within the concept of Maitri, we see the world as a positive place and perceive life as a positive experience. We have enough trust in the God of our understanding – and enough trust in self to weather the challenges life brings to us. While we meet these challenges,…

I Am Deserving of My Success

We all deserve success. However, we all don’t know that we do. Some of us get stuck in the struggle and believe that we don’t have options. We always have options. Struggling is a state of mind, and we can change our state of mind even when we’d rather the problem just go away. Perhaps it is easier not to do our growth work at times, but in the end our personal work is essential to ending the pain of the roller-coaster ride of a disconnected life. We are deserving of happiness, hopefulness, loving relationships, a life of nurturing wellness,…

I Am Divinely Made

Who are we? The whole universe comes from him and his life burns through the whole universe. In his power is the majesty of thunder. Those who know him have found immortality. (From Katha Upanishad, part 6) And then the Lord God formed man from just the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life: and man became a living being. – Genesis 2:7               We created man from an essence of clay, then We placed him as a drop of fluid in a safe place, then We made that drop into a clinging form, and We made that…

I Am Content

My personal definition of contentment is internal peacefulness that includes happiness and joy. Writing a blog post about living a content life is a challenging assignment because there are very few people who can say they are content with their life. My own level of contentment ebbs and flows according to the quality of my spiritual practice. My goal is to be content every day, all day-long, for no other reason than I like the internal feeling of joy. I’ve learned to see life as an educational process. Therefore, everything that comes to me, positive or negative, arrives for a…

Live a Peaceful Life

“It is up to me to live a mindful life: Accept the good with the bad; learn from the good and the bad.” ~ Nurturing Wellness through Radical Self-Care p. 82 Who does not want to feel serene, content, flexible, calm and whole? You might be an extrovert with a capital E, but you too want to feel the benefits of self-love and self-worth. It is necessary for you to feel that you are a whole, functioning, fun loving person. While you rejuvenate and unwind at a party or going skydiving, you want to feel comfortable with yourself when you…