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WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE FROM SWIMMING LAPS Posted by Paul DiSegna on June 29, 2016

WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE FROM SWIMMING LAPS
I grabbed the pool's edge panting and thinking I did pretty well after swimming a few laps one morning – especially after not having exercised in the water during the winter months.…Until a fellow swimmer in the next lane offered to share his observations and a piece of advice.His observation: "You're working mighty hard. Too hard...

FORGIVE INTO FRESHNESS Posted by Paul DiSegna on June 23, 2016

FORGIVE INTO FRESHNESS
There is a simple practice we can do to cultivate forgiveness. First we acknowledge what we feel—shame, revenge, embarrassment, remorse. Then we forgive ourselves for being human. Then, in the spirit of not wallowing in the pain, we let go and make a fresh start. We don't have to carry the burden with us anymore. We will discover forgiveness...

BEYOND OUR COMFORT ZONE Posted by Paul DiSegna on June 15, 2016

BEYOND OUR COMFORT ZONE
Compassion is threatening to the ego. We might think of it as something warm and soothing, but actually it's very raw. When we set out to support other beings, when we go so far as to stand in their shoes, when we aspire to never close down to anyone, we quickly find ourselves in the uncomfortable territory of "life not on my terms." The ...