What’s the Point?

What’s the Point?

Several people have written me lately asking, basically, “What’s the point of living if all we’re doing is acting out the ego’s story?” I figured I’d post part of my answer. Here goes: Dear Janet: As best I can figure out, the point...
The Limitations of Perfection

The Limitations of Perfection

I heard it somewhere a long time ago: “Perfection is a limitation.” It struck me at the time as a bizarre thought. I mean, I’d been taught I had to be perfect. I had to get a perfect score on my tests. I had to be the perfect daughter, the perfect student, the perfect...
Transformation Game

Transformation Game

We are often frightened of change. It’s normal. One way to get past the fear of making a big shift in your life is to make a game out of it. I recently changed up my whole career. Like yesterday. Sure, I’d been steadily incorporating more speaking gigs into my life. I...
Anger, Politics & Spiritual Bypassing

Anger, Politics & Spiritual Bypassing

I rarely get into any sort of political debate in social media. It almost always ends in a pissing contest between opposing points of view, and who needs that? But I did post a commentary called “Why So Angry Now?” RE: the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing. And from what I...
Take Charge of the Swing

Take Charge of the Swing

It’s so easy to swing, letting our thoughts and emotions take us wherever they want. Up down, back and forth. We seem to be helpless over them. Of course, this is only true because we so completely identify with the thoughts streaming through our heads, because...