Love and Judgment

by: Leatrice Evanne Asher One definition of judgment is the ability to make thoughtful decisions, such as when to safely cross a street or deciding which car to purchase. Another meaning of judgment is criticism or condemnation of someone or something, which is our usual way of perambulating through life—judging all that is not to … Continue reading Love and Judgment

Accepting Change

by Leatrice Evanne Asher – 1989 The desire to be free of the pain of a broken arm, the emotional distress of an aging body, or angst about death clearly illustrates our inability toaccept change.  Aging in particular, is something many people fear even loathe, and nowhere is the natural and necessary process of aging … Continue reading Accepting Change

Eternal Truths

                       Why We Should Look to Them for Guidance                                          by Leatrice Evanne Asher This earthly plane is where the lessons that need to be learned by its inhabitants come into being. If adversities were received as such, they would be approached differently, not as something undeserved, not as another irksome event that we have to try … Continue reading Eternal Truths

ETERNAL TRUTHS

         Why We Should Look to Them for Guidance                                          by Leatrice Evanne Asher This earthly plane is where lessons that need to be learned by its inhabitants come into being. If adversities were received as such, they would be approached differently, not as something undeserved, not as another irksome event that we have to try … Continue reading ETERNAL TRUTHS

Forgiveness

by Leatrice Evanne AsherMany religions and spiritual paths strongly advocate forgiveness. And it is often recommended by self-help practitioners. The merits of being able to forgive are considerable, especially when we see how self-destructive the inability to forgive can be. But, as with promoting positive thinking, the attempt to forgive may arise from the belief … Continue reading Forgiveness

From Disequilibrium to Equilibrium

                                     by Leatrice Evanne Asher                “This above all: to thine own self be true.”                                                        —William Shakespeare                Balance is a fundamental principle in the universe. Applied to our lives, balance can be equated with equilibrium—evenness—a quality that allows us to move through the world with ease. Yet, how often do we wake up, go to work, relate … Continue reading From Disequilibrium to Equilibrium

What We Are Not

by Leatrice Evanne Asher —William Shakespeare; from Hamlet Freedom is waking up to the true condition and conditioning of the human. Once awake, we can begin to detach from that which we are not. We create and recreate ourselves continually by acting out roles of our choosing, a kind of desire-driven day-dreaming creation. This may … Continue reading What We Are Not

Seeing Rightly

by Leatrice Evanne Asher (this is an abridged version of the original article that was published in the Word Magazine, Published by The Word Foundation, Inc. – Autumn issue 2015) The tendency to view our Beings and the world through judgments, assumptions, and false beliefs stands in the way of correct information reaching us. Seeing rightly … Continue reading Seeing Rightly