There is a teaching I learned first in the name of the Ba'al Shem Tov. Then years later I heard it again in the name of another teacher/master of a different faith. The teaching goes like this: When we see faults in others, it is really our own faults we are seeing in them. Like, … Continue reading In Others, We See Ourselves
https://youtube.com/shorts/8-rd798P2K8?feature=share Baby giddy as she puts on glasses for the first time and can only now see her mother clearly. Maybe this is what spiritual enlightenment is like. When we get the right perspective on life, we CAN be truly happy Maybe now we’re just not seeing LIFE as it supposed to be seen But … Continue reading Spiritual Glasses
When you wake up in the wee hours of the morning with memories of your father doing laundry and/or watching CNN at 3 amWhen your 3 yo daughter cries to you the previous day she doesn’t want to go to school When you cuddle her so tight And you can tell afterwards that helped her … Continue reading Holding Space
Yes, as per previous post, a lot of aspects of social media are like junk food. Superficial feel-goods, without much deep nourishment to the soul. But is that always the case? Is that the only side of the coin? No. I feel connected to people with similar interests and passions to mine who I've found … Continue reading Social Media is NOT like Junk Food
Social media is like junk food. The likes, loves, and haha emojis I get feel like they are feeding my sense of self. But they are only doing so on a very superficial level. They are not giving me actual care and nourishment. Much like empty-calorie, low nutrient-density food.
They say bilingual children start speaking later but when they do, they speak with fuller, richer language. Or similarly how quiet toddlers that speak later at times start off speaking with full sentences. I feel like I am multilingual in a sense. I speak academic, I speak 9-5 job life. But I also speak spirituality … Continue reading Multilingual Soul Speak
I love the YouTube videos that show her speaking from her heart on what feels right for the presentation of her show and what does not. She has a vision. It speaks to her. She wants to manifest it. She makes decisions. Even if it’s hard. She trusts her gut. And she commits. Dang girl. … Continue reading Beyoncé’s Decisiveness
I used to see my ideas as my own. Inspired by a spiritual realm—but my own, coming to me alone. Now I see how others in my inner and outer circle are going through a journey similar to mine. It makes me feel less like I am promoting my ego when I do something—like a … Continue reading Part of a Movement
If we have the divine within us, why did I grow up following religious rules at the expense of my own self-love? I'm not saying that I should worship myself. I am not saying that I AM G-d. But I have a piece of G-d within me. The kind of religion I grew up with … Continue reading Self-Love and Religious Observance: Are They at Odds?
In the summer of 2014, when I decided to stop chasing men and start chasing my dreams of becoming a mom, I committed myself to being the most reliable professional I could be, which for me meant making sure I consistently got to work promptly. My first nutrition job after grad school was in a … Continue reading My Kid, My Calling