Whether we realize it or not, we carry an intention for the things we want in our life. Life is constantly partnering with us to actualize the thing we intend for ourselves. Life is perpetually guiding us to what we intend by presenting doorways for us to step into. I recently missed the boat. I was tired on an evening after many days of hard work and had planned to relax and
This coming weekend we will set our clocks forward, and it will get dark an hour earlier in the evening. This seems to be the time of year when it begins to hit us that winter and shorter days are here. With increased darkness and longer nights, winter is a natural time of introspection- a time to look inside. So what is going on inside? Internally, we are changing all the time. Our mind, however, likes to see ourselves as static and stable. It creates an identity and personality so we can feel like ourselves. This can make it
I have not sent out a newsletter or taught classes for some time. I am excited to resume these things again after taking some time to sit with myself. It has been a time of change. One of the ways I have navigated these changes is by going to silent meditation retreats. I prefer retreats facilitated by Adyashanti as his form of meditation is really effective for me. The most recent one I attended was
An unexpected transition occurs when something happens that forces you to reevaluate and change your life. When things are going well, there is little incentive to make personal change. But then life happens. Just when you think your life is stable, something upsets your apple cart. Suddenly, you find yourself navigating a divorce, career change, or family crisis. While such transitions may be disorienting, they create a window of openness to reevaluate your life.
I woke up with the thought, "What if I was just totally open and supportive to my friend?”
Then, a part of me pulled back and thought, “I will wait to do that after I see if another piece falls into place in our friendship.”
I continued the conversation with myself, “Hold on, why not just offer my openness and love regardless? It is not
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.