Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What Some Call Racism

Hello my friends,
  First of all,  I do not like labels to begin with.  I have an interesting story. It happened about 25 years ago. I was in a tiny country bar, sitting next to a gentleman and we began to talk. He told me about his wife who he really adored, his boating times, camping and more. He bought me a beer and we kept talking. Somehow, the issue of race came up and he told me how he hated African Americans. I  was  taken aback at his comment and I wanted to find out more. I asked him to explain. I could see the pain in his eyes, as he told me his story of a young boy. This young boy was surrounded and beaten by a group of African Americans. The hurt still lingered as he spoke. I could understand how his fear and sadness lead him to the place he was in today. I, actually, was shocked that I was able to have empathy for one who had so much hatred. It was only because I was able to open my heart and listen to his story. After that, the conversation switched and we began talking and laughing about one of my favorite subjects... dogs. I saw that he was not only filled with hatred, but also with amazing love! The way he spoke about his little dog was beautiful and I was totally tuned in! It was at that point that I realized we all have something in common. It is only if we are able to put aside our roadblocks and listen and learn from others. We all have light and dark. I look for and embrace the light in others. We are all beautiful!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Love

Love comes in many forms and depths. All love is cherished as it comes from a Divine source. The different kinds of love are immense. No one is better than others. Love is pure from the heart. It is the joy of laughter with a friend, the song in one's heart, the smiles of small children, a kiss between a mother and child, the embrace of a lover, the sound of the wind in the trees, the bark of a dog, the meow of a kitten...These are all elements of pure love. Love is a beautiful expression of the soul by each individual. The gift of love is a blessing to cherish in our hearts. Love is an amazing gift of life that I give thanks for every day of my life.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Greaterness Life

   Welcome, one and all, to Greaterness Life! I wish you blessings and peace always! This blog is to encourage thought and movement forward for all. We all have light and darkness inside ourselves. Both are blessings and tools to learn from. Both can be honored and respected. Greaterness Coaching is about opening your mind to all light and darkness.
   When I think of darkness, I choose not to label it as "bad." Darkness is welcome here, just as light is. Anger has much a right to be here as laughter. They are all parts of the Universe. They are all teachers in the pathway of life. This is about being able to step back into a space where we can look at the lessons that the Universe is presenting us daily.
   If we label something as" bad" , we crippled ourselves by putting ourselves in a negative mindset. This mindset does not incur growth. It's limiting and hurtful. When we welcome everything in life, we are able to deal with the challenges of life in moving forward. We spend our energy in a solution focused mindset, moving forward instead of fighting life. There is nothing to gain in fighting life. We will always lose. Being mindful of this, we are able to take the energy we have and put it to good use. A challenge is an amazing opportunity to transcend. When we label a challenge as "bad", we have already begun to lose the battle. There are no time and energy in battle. The time and energy are are better used in seeing the lesson and finding the solutions.