When You Realize You are Complete Now, You are Free

This passage brought me so much comfort today:

Eckhart Tolle you are complete now

Moving Deeply into the Now

In the absence of psychological time, your sense of self is derived from Being, not from your personal past. Therefore, the psychological need to become anything other than who you already are is no longer there. In the world, on the level of your life situation, you may indeed become wealthy, knowledgeable, successful, free of this or that, but in the deeper dimension of Being you are complete and whole now. Continue reading “When You Realize You are Complete Now, You are Free”

What A Stranger Taught Me About How to Be Happy Today

when people i meet in everyday life teach the qualities I want in myself


Today I took a much-needed day off from work. When I took my dog Buddy for an early morning walk, I noticed I was feeling a little blue. Little did I know I would soon have a very nice lesson in how to be happy today.

I haven’t been to a yoga class in months, since the teacher who I really liked left the gym where I go. But I really love and miss yoga, and since I wasn’t feeling great to begin with, I thought it would be nice to treat myself to a class… Continue reading “What A Stranger Taught Me About How to Be Happy Today”

21 Inspiring Quotes on How to Enjoy Life

aa milne my favorite day quote



Once you’ve lived long enough you start to notice that life comes with lots of upsets and loss and disappointments. Of course there are good times and joys, but unfortunately, no one ever escapes hardship and loss. As you know, my husband’s recent setback with his health threw me for a loop. He’s doing better now, thank God.

So even though life can be tough, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still strive to enjoy life and be happy. Making the best of what you have and living life being positive and upbeat turns good times into great times, and helps keeps you going when things seem bleak.

In that spirit, today I’d like to share 21 motivating and thought-provoking quotes on enjoying life. I hope you’ll find something inspiring and helpful for you today. Continue reading “21 Inspiring Quotes on How to Enjoy Life”

Eckhart Tolle is Teaching Me How to Be Kind to My Mother-in-Law

the past has no power over the present moment eckhart tolle



I noticed quite by accident the other day that I’m becoming a nicer person. And I give all the credit to Eckhart Tolle. Learning how to be kind to people that hurt me in the past has not been my strong suit. 

Last Saturday was a beautiful spring day, and also one of the first days in recent history that Bob felt well, so we decided to take a drive up to visit our son at school to take him out to dinner. His college is only an hour and a half away. Oh yeah, and we brought my mother-in-law with us.

It was actually my idea to invite her. Dottie is in her 80’s and healthy. She is a perfectly nice person. But as her daughter-in-law, we have not had much a friendly and loving relationship in my 21 year marriage to her son. We are cordial, but have never been close. Although we live in the same town, we have never gone out to lunch or gone shopping or done anything together (and it was not for lack of me trying). Continue reading “Eckhart Tolle is Teaching Me How to Be Kind to My Mother-in-Law”

Spiritual inspiration at the gym





This morning I went to a spinning class at the gym. That is where you ride on stationary bikes in a few different positions and resistance levels for about an hour, all to loud music.  You hope the music is good and the instructor is decent, because frankly it’s not pleasant at times, it can be hard work. You sweat your ass off, but once the class is over, you’re really glad you did it.

Little did I know I was in for some spiritual inspiration… Continue reading “Spiritual inspiration at the gym”