What If It’s All Good?

(c) Carl Studna

You’ve likely heard the expression, “It’s all good,” and perhaps a part of you has thought, “Yeah, yeah, easy to say, but really??” Let’s look at the word, Good. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Good as:bountiful, fertile of a favorable character or tendency suitable, fit profitable, advantageous agreeable, pleasant salutary, wholesome amusing, clever well-founded, cogent true , deserving of respect, honorable adequate, satisfactory ,choice, discriminatin … [Read more...]

Unconditional Love Is Not Enabling

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There is so much talk these days about the need to practice unconditional love, and for good reason. Our world is full of polarities that foster war, hunger, disease, loneliness, depression, and the list goes on. We live our lives with an unspoken agreement that we are separate from others, and from the natural environment. This misunderstanding breeds judgments within us and toward others. Without a doubt, the world is in need of our practicing unconditional love more than ever.But what … [Read more...]

Winds of Compassion

(c) Carl Studna

Our world today presents us with daily opportunities to practice compassion in every passing moment. All you need do is turn on the news, or be driving in your car and you’ll be gifted with the critical choice of either reacting out of fear or delving into a richer understanding and care for each other and the world condition.In the last U.S Presidential election campaign, there was a lot of talk about our system being broken. This word, broken, when we take it apart can serve as a powerful m … [Read more...]

Cultivating Inner Peace

(c) Carl Studna

Given the tragic events this past week related to the Boston Marathon coupled with the escalation of random shootings over the past several years, combined with the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we as a society are being faced more consistently with painful, life-threatening situations that provoke deep sadness, fear, and often a sense of helplessness.Perhaps these trying times are an act of evolution calling us to go deeper in our need to reevaluate our current local and world conditions and … [Read more...]