Betrayal vs. Humility
I recently came across a link showing an indigenous tribe who DID NOT discipline their tribe members with ridicule if there was any wrong doing, but with praise instead. The accused person would stand in the center of a circle and for two days the tribe members would tell this person of all his greatness to realign him with good. They believe that they are brought into this world for good and when a mistake is made, guidance back to the better good is done in the form of affirmation. The group takes on the responsibility to hold this person up. I can only imagine how humble and loved I would feel under these circumstances. Read more
I have been pursuing happiness my entire life. Years have passed as I contemplated happiness and it once stressed me out thinking about it. To communicate my dissatisfaction with this feeling, I’d have full on conversations with myself. They probably sounded something like, “Well, it isn’t like you had a shitty childhood or anything, you had a fairly normal childhood, a perfect best friend, pets, summer vacations, camping trips, siblings. You have no reason to doubt happiness. Of course you’re happy. What else would you be?” Still, there was this nagging emptiness that tugged and tugged at me until I paid attention to it. Read more
This is Bunny Freedom. A tiny little bundle of fur with a speedy ticker and whiskers that would make any cat jealous. She was rescued by my darling from a local pet store. Ridiculous, I know ! When we brought her to me I squealed like an eight year old girl.