Stand In Your Truth

Integrity means more than honesty. It literally means “the state or quality of being entire, complete, and unbroken.” When we are whole, authentic, real, we are being integrous.

Our human history is abundant with role models who walked their talk. Individuals who stood in their truth. Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, and other names known only to each of us. We have all known beautiful hearts who stood in their values. Even when they were unpopular.

As we grow into our integrity, as we stand in our truth, we cannot embrace life’s challenges alone. We need trusting, healthy relationships, and a loving supportive community to surround us. Finally we need a deep belief and relationship with something greater than ourselves. I do not debate about what you call it. I am quite passionate that you call it. Whether it is God, The Divine, your true self, identity, or integrity. It is essential that we are in relationship with something greater than us.

Awakening Imagination

Anytime we feel misunderstood, misused, neglected, suspicious, afraid, we are spending our thoughts and wasting our time.  Whenever we assume the feeling of being what we want to be, we are investing.”
                                     - Neville Goddard, “Awakening Imagination”

Our self-reflection is a commitment to investing in our future.  Our meditation, prayer and positive affirmations help us create a physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.

We are not our past.  We need not limit the perspective of our future by remembering the pains of the past. 

All life is change, constant change.  We can choose to be a part of that change.  We can choose again, and again, and again.

The Journey

Discovering our identity is the greatest adventure of this life.  I remember my early pioneer days searching, for a safe passage through the mountains and valleys of my life.  I reflect on my life long friendships.  Remembering when our paths crossed and we journeyed together for a time.  I am always humbled, amazed and oh so grateful when I have found someone who sees the territory as I do.  The greatest lesson is that we are ultimately on the same journey. We just take different roads. 

Each of us is a great and marvelous history.  The events of our lives bubble up as we rush through traffic.  We each secretly wish to be known.  We need to be known.  We need to be valued.  Knowing each other deeply is a treasure. 

We are blessed when we find someone on our path and we slow down to be known.  We pause in our journey and we value the treasure of each other.

Our Universal Communication

Research tells us that the human organism needs 6 to 8 respectful, loving touches a day to survive.  We know that premature infants gain more weight in the first 2 weeks of life when prescribed “tactile, kinesthetic stimulation” (loving touch).  Touch to a premature infant means weight gain – weight gain means life.  Touch heals.  The pains of life dissipate when we are hugged and comforted.

Touch is our universal communication.  It crosses all linguistic and religious boundaries.  All prejudice, fear, and hatred crumble in the presence of compassion.  Touch is as essential as breath.  Without breath we suffocate, without touch we wither and die.

Deep within each of us there is a need to be touched, comforted, supported and loved.  We need this for each other.  We must give and receive loving touch.