Bullies Can Be Nice People Like Me

I was perusing my personal Facebook feed (different from my Elizabeth Seer page), and I came across a video making fun of people who visit Wal-Mart. Don’t get me wrong. I abhor everything that is Wal-Mart with its atrocious record of taking advantage of employees, globalization and planet-killing practices (just…

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Beauty in Discomfort

A pearl, something considered beautiful, strong and worthy of jewelry, is created when a natural irritant slips between the mantle and shell of an oyster (the mantle is the organ that makes the oyster’s shell). The oyster’s natural reaction is to protect itself, so the mantle gets to work, covering…

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Are you impressing YOU?

Is the you from yesterday going to see what the you of today has accomplished and be impressed? Will the you of tomorrow be kind to the you of today? Live well right now and you will always be impressed.

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Think You’re Enlightened?

I have an idea, a perception, of myself. I’m on a path toward enlightenment and understanding, but on that path I will meet people who aren’t as “open” as I.  That is my perception, or judgment.  In fact they are simply on another path. My judgment, and subsequent impatience, with…

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Love Honestly

When untruths are told it is to avoid judgment or the negative reactions of those we tell. We don’t want to hurt feelings and we don’t want to be judged by others.  In fact, if people didn’t judge others so harshly, honesty might reign, and in honesty, there is respect…

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Expect and Accept

I know many people who become frustrated with others, when in fact, that irritation could be avoided if they stopped expecting others to act in a certain way.  It’s OK to be frustrated with oneself. It’s OK to get irritated if you overspent, overate, or simply didn’t act in a…

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