The gifts of working with the drifter were beyond simply getting the garage cleaned out. His irritating behavior allowed me to identify what I could do to have more joy, fewer hassles in my life. Continue reading
One reason why marriage is considered a spiritual path is that it provides opportunity for personal growth in the constant reflection of who-you-are by your spouse. Continue reading
I am never alone. Even for a heavy-lifting garage project, the spiritual “helpers” who have always been there for me were there to help me, even for this. Continue reading
I hired The Drifter on September 14 and we had been working on my Clear Clutter with Feng Shui garage project three weeks so far. For each week, I typed a contract listing tasks to be completed and deadlines. We both signed that piece of paper, and The Drifter got a copy. So far, he had done as he pleased, showing up if and when he chose, and not following directions from his employer, me. Continue reading
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I’m getting to be a pro at living in the moment, fully present – a skill I learned at Kripalu in 1990. This guy has given me more practice than all my colleagues and students when I was a professor. And I believe that’s why he’s here: to help me get even better because we’re both reflecting opportunities to work on our “stuff.” Continue reading
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I finally realized how I was contributing to and reinforcing his lack of responsibility. Continue reading