Respect Should Be Earned

Respect Should Be Earned

How many times have we heard the saying, “Respect should be earned, not given.”  Then why, oh why do we readily and so often blindly hand it over to teachers in the spiritual, religious and new age communities?  In what other fields are teachers taken at face value? ...
Compassion for Oneself

Compassion for Oneself

This morning as I relaxed in my soft and comfortable easy chair, I gazed out the window at the gorgeous powder puff scattered blue sky, while listening to the birds chirping, and enjoying the fresh morning air on my face. Sunshine sparkled on the dew kissed trees that...
Meanings Revealed, Not Memories Recovered

Meanings Revealed, Not Memories Recovered

To help others, I have written a true memoir of my twenty years with Amma. However, because erstwhile friends are unable to attack the veracity of my unwelcome revelations about their teacher and organization, they have untruthfully attacked my character. And they...
Let’s Attack the Messenger

Let’s Attack the Messenger

“If you cannot attack the message, then attack the messenger.” Now that many of my former friends, who I cared for immensely, have had the opportunity to serve their guru by untruthfully maligning my character in response to my truthful memoir, I feel it...