Tantrums in the World of Trick-or-Treat

My own ingratitude “haunts” me on this, the most haunted night of the year. Perhaps these visitors who raise my ire are mere apparitions of my own greed and entitlement. It challenges me to rethink my approach. What if I saw each home that hands out candy as an expression of generosity rather than owing me quality goodies? What if I recognized that everything in my life is gift from a generous universe that owes me nothing, but provides “treats” nonetheless? … More Tantrums in the World of Trick-or-Treat

Practices of Gratitude – What else might the story be?

I think compassion – asking what else might be true in someone’s story and caring for their struggles – might be an excellent way for us to cultivate gratitude for what exists in our own lives. When we stand in judgement, it reinforces our sense of being entitled and deserving of what we have. It blurs our thinking, causing us forget that everything in life is a gift. … More Practices of Gratitude – What else might the story be?