What Is Acceptance, Really?

And since time can move me toward acceptance, but too much time can whiz me right past it, time is not the ‘key’ to acceptance. It is a constant effort which I believe has many facets – not the least of which is play or fun. It turns out, intensity does not lead me to acceptance either. It seems to come in a relaxed but aware state. Continue reading What Is Acceptance, Really?

If It’s Not Me – It’s You

When we can identify with each other it is a good thing – we are more human to each other and as a result we consider each others needs in addition to our own. But I can’t identify without communication. I can’t guess what your experience is (I mean, I can guess, but I will probably get it very wrong). So tell me what you are feeling, what you are about, what you believe in, what makes you You. Continue reading If It’s Not Me – It’s You

The Movement to L-O-V-E Ourselves

No need to be rude, by the way, just pointing out inconsistencies is enough to make more and more folks in our community consider whether the organizations which claim to be serving them, which are gobbling up funds which really should be earmarked for programs that benefit who we are and not who others would have us be, are really the organizations they want to spend time with. Because there is an alternative – and it’s a pretty awesome one too. Continue reading The Movement to L-O-V-E Ourselves

From Regimen to Discipline – Journeying to Acceptance (rewrite March 19, 2017)

Ultimately, it came down to this: Do I choose to be trapped by my and society’s determinations of what I can and cannot do based on my ability to conform to regimen (which I had come to expect of others as well), or would I rather find some acceptance about my inability to engage in regimen, and in doing so, become open to new ways of continuing my contribution to life? Continue reading From Regimen to Discipline – Journeying to Acceptance (rewrite March 19, 2017)