"Look well then, upon your parents, your siblings, your mates and your friends. Not one of them - not one of them - holds the power to bring love to you. So what are you trying to get from them? Why do you ever insist that another ought to be conformed to what you believe you need? It is futile - one hundred percent, absolutely, positively futile - to seek love in relationship with anything or anyone."
- The Way of Mastery
I read this passage this morning with fresh appreciation, and it's a teaching that I
Last November I realized how tired I was of my grievance‐filled relationship with Christmas. For many years, feelings of resentment, anger and despair would begin to surface around November 1, right about when Christmas music started playing as I stood in line at Starbucks for my short dark roast.
The approach of Christmas has been a cue for me to find ways of spending as much