The Four Agreements

Quote of the Day: Maya Angelou

‘Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.’ -Maya Angelou I watched the Netflix documentary recently, featuring stories from Michelle Obama’s tour to promote her book Becoming.  Both times I’ve read the book, I cried.  Of course, I cried watching the documentary, as well.  I believe her intention for […]

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Finding True Refuge

“Each time you meet an old emotional pattern with presence, your awakening to truth can deepen. There’s less identification with the self in the story and more ability to rest in the awareness that is witnessing what’s happening. You become more able to abide in compassion, to remember and trust your true home. Rather than […]

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Three Little Words

As we truly begin to become aware of how often we make assumptions – about everything from why someone cut us off in traffic, to why our spouse may have left without kissing us goodbye this morning, or how we correlate someone’s physical appearance to their level of trustworthiness (or level of intellect) – it […]

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Do No Harm, But Take No S**t

The more I practice each of the Four Agreements, the more I seem to expect that others will do the same.  The most common pitfall of the ego is to experience brief moments of delusions of grandeur – it gets you into real trouble with reality.  Sometimes, I think that by conducting myself in a […]

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Alan Alda Quote

” Listening does not take place unless you are willing to be changed.  Otherwise, you are just waiting for an opening to talk.”  –Alan Alda   The most interesting thing about this statement from Alan Alda is that you won’t ever understand the quote until you truly know what it means to listen.  Often times, […]

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Pema Chodron Quote

In her book, Comfortable with Uncertainty, Pema Chodron discusses the importance of humor and openness towards ourselves as we begin the work to undo all of the past agreements we have made in our lives that have caused us suffering. “Learning how to be kind to ourselves is important. When we look into our own […]

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