It’s Never Too Late

by Aranka Urban

It’s sometimes the smallest of events that make the biggest difference. Every day we take actions that are seemingly mundane or casual, with no expectation that something great will emerge. But that’s precisely when it sometimes does. And that’s when our minds and hearts soar beyond the assumptions of life and who we thought we were. In truth, we just have no idea what we’re capable of until we try. […] Read more »

Art as a Creative Expression of Light

painting of petals

Art is the Divine vibrating into expression. We recognize this when a photograph, sculpture, dance or poem stirs our emotions into profound inner spaces. I am grateful to have had two such outstanding moments in my life, and another when it became crystal clear that this deeply mattered to my soul. I’ve given permission to my creative self in various ways over the years, though I have very little formal […] Read more »

Self-compassion

woman hugging herself

(definition) Self-compassion: you in your fullest potential – right now! When we feel compassion for others, we open our hearts to bring love to suffering in the desire to alleviate it for them. Compassion for others is:* noticing their suffering* feeling with them in their pain* responding with kindness no matter what the circumstances* acknowledging the imperfection of the human condition, and loving anyway  We are a compassionate species. Social neuroscience is confirming that […] Read more »