Intentions and Prayers, Spirituality and Love

An Intention or Prayer for Political Hope

This intention/prayer is for you, no matter your political persuasion. If you believe in God, you can use it just as it is as a prayer. If you are uncertain about God or prayer, you can leave off the "Divine Love" part if you like and use it as an intention. If you found this… Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for Political Hope

Politics and Love, Spirituality and Love

How Not to Be a Zombie: On the Peculiar Dreadfulness of Zombies

I taught Philosophy of Zombies this summer, and I am increasingly convinced that zombies are not science fiction but are quite real and closer to us than we would like to imagine. What is a Zombie? Most of us are familiar with zombies through movies. Depending on the movies you watch zombies can have a… Continue reading How Not to Be a Zombie: On the Peculiar Dreadfulness of Zombies

Body Love and Body Kindness, Politics and Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Spirituality and Love

Month Four of Beautiful Breathing: I Get Rid of My Couch and Rediscover Space

Four months ago in May, I began a simple breathing practice that has brought excellent benefits into my life. Each month, I have been blogging about the things that I have learned from my practice and the benefits I have discovered. You can find links to the first three articles at the end of this… Continue reading Month Four of Beautiful Breathing: I Get Rid of My Couch and Rediscover Space

Intentions and Prayers, Spirituality and Love

An Intention or Prayer for When We Feel Like We are Not Enough

Feeling like we are not enough is one of our most painful feelings.We often receive the message that we have to be different or better in some way to feel like we are enough. This is a prayer or intention to help us when we feel this way. If you believe in God, you can… Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for When We Feel Like We are Not Enough

Healing Difficult Emotions, Spirituality and Love

Prayer: When We Believe and When We Don’t

I have long been fascinated by prayer. One reason for this, of course, is because prayer has been an important part of my life in one form or another since I was young. But I am also interested in prayer for another reason. Over the years at various times, I have heard stories of people… Continue reading Prayer: When We Believe and When We Don’t

Spirituality and Love

An Intention or Prayer for Those Stuck In the Wounded Self

All of us get stuck in our Wounded Self sometimes, as we start acting out of fear, rage, hopelessness, and addictions because we are just trying to cope. Here is a prayer for us when we get stuck in situations like this. If you are agnostic about God and/or prayer, you can use this as… Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for Those Stuck In the Wounded Self

Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Practices for Cultivating Love, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Spirituality and Love, Uncategorized

Why You Can Trust Yourself (And if There Are Any Times You Can’t)

It is hard to learn to trust ourselves. When we are younger, we are taught to listen to various authority figures—parents, teachers, politicians, priests and pastors, etc.—and to trust their opinions about what we should think and how we should behave. Trusting Ourselves Can Be Hard And it is understandable that we are taught this.… Continue reading Why You Can Trust Yourself (And if There Are Any Times You Can’t)

Politics and Love, Spirituality and Love

An Intention/Prayer for Political Healing

If you are anything like me, you are often greatly trouble by the political turmoil in our country right now, as well as increasing displays of racism and prejudice. This intention/ prayer is for the purpose of bringing political healing into our own life and our country. An Intention or Prayer for the Hopeless

Intentions and Prayers, Spirituality and Love

An Intention or Prayer for the Hopeless

Sometimes we feel stuck in a bad place, or we feel the world is stuck in a bad place, and we feel like things will never change. This can lead to feelings of despair or hopelessness. All of us feel hopeless sometimes, and if you are feeling that way today, you are not alone. Here… Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for the Hopeless