Get off the self-judgment wagon. Perfection is not attainable.

Like many of you, I’ve pushed myself to be better: a more loving, less judgmental person; a reliable friend; and a more enlightened being. I’ve learned to have grace and patience for others. That sounds positive, right? A good way to live one’s life. But I’ve found that I’ve missed a central point: compassion [...]

Don’t push away the darkness. Be with it instead.

Some suggest that if you are truly spiritual, you’ll eliminate your dark side so that nothing upsets you. Others believe that challenging times and dark emotions are signs that you are not good enough and are being punished by God. These ideas ring false to me as there is a purpose to our light and [...]

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