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...]

Living Life Steeped in Intimacy…It’s Not Just About Sex

(c) Carl Studna

When you think of intimacy, does your mind immediately reference sexual opening and awakening with a partner? Yes, this is certainly one form of intimacy, but we actually have the choice to live a life steeped in intimate relations throughout our daily experience.Merriam-Webster’s dictionary describes the word intimate in its full definition as follows:• Belonging to or characterizing one's deepest nature. • Marked by very close association, contact, or familiarity. Intimate knowledge of … [Read more...]

Are You Vulnerable to Love?

(c) Carl Studna

Remember when being vulnerable was seen a bad thing? In reference to war, a common expression has been, “being vulnerable to attack.” In personal terms, being vulnerable to your feelings has been deeply discouraged as we’ve been told that this leads to getting hurt. We clearly come from a culture that has viewed the notion of being vulnerable as one to avoid at all costs in order to preserve safety and security.As we continue to evolve as a culture growing into greater consciousness, we’r … [Read more...]

Adversity as our Teacher

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Imagine if every time you felt challenged, hurt, stuck or confused you saw it as a sign to grow. Sound like a stretch? We’re so conditioned in our culture to think that something’s wrong when we’re not in the flow. However, think of how many times that you’ve learned a great lesson when, in retrospect, you’ve been able to review a life challenge and discover that it’s made you a wiser and more compassionate human being.Perhaps adversity is more a state of mind than a reality. The Random House … [Read more...]


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