I’m doing the best I can (AND I can do better)

Today was money meeting day.  We (my husband Simon and I) regularly hold these pow-wows to “get real” about our finances. This particular meeting resulted in feelings of disappointment & frustration over the fact that our income barely covers our expenses and, as it turns out, lately we’re literally spending more than we make. In spite of hard work and reasonably high earnings, apparently we’re not “getting ahead”, whatever that means.

That’s one perspective.  Another, equally valid perspective is that we have a rich life full of incredible flow…. we enjoy substantial income, money to spend on continued learning & growth (our passions) and we have always paid our bills on time. Plus, we are abundant in the realm of non-monetary wealth: community, family and health.  It’s a paradox.  Both are true. Finances can become too tight for comfort AND we’re doing just fine.  We experience a sense scarcity AND we feel fabulously abundant. [Read more…]

Nurtured Intimacy

Sacred Marriage“To see and feel one’s beloved naked for the first time is one of life’s pure, irreducible epiphanies. If there is a true religion in the universe, it must include that truth of contact or be forever hollow. To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes.”  ― Dan Simmons [Read more…]