It is not your role to make others happy; it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who-you-really-are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you.
You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive or get sick enough to help sick people get well. You can only uplift from your position of strength and clarity and alignment.
He’s not the first gay guy in the NFL. He’s the first one to come out, let’s get that straight. Every team I’ve played on, there was someone… we always knew. But he was cool. That was our boy. We had to look out for him. Every team I’ve played on - five different teams - there was someone gay in the locker room.
Retired football star Deion Sanders, who played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens. He is, of course, talking about Michael Sam. This is so important.
Let go of the idea that for romance to happen in your life you need to struggle. The miracle is knowing that the right relationship is being held in trust for you by the universe. Your only job is to create space in your heart and in your life to receive it.
If you knew that you would meet the man of your dreams in two months time, what would you do? You might clean up your diet, let go of some outworn relationships, and work on the most important intimate relationship of all: the one you have with yourself.
In expecting and preparing for a miracle, you accelerate it’s arrival.
A crown is placed upon our head when we accept our mission to bring peace. We are noble representatives of Love, which, having sent us across unfathomably vast canyons of spacetime, would not abandon us now. That force is always within us, asking that we extend it through ourselves to others with this singular purpose: to heal so that we might be healed.
I see gender & sexuality the same way I see color: as a spectrum. Just like with colors, when you bring together all of our different ways of being, something greater emerges out of the harmony. We become white light. We become God.
Know this: a gay person is a perfect star in the brilliant cosmic sky of evolution, which always moves toward love. It’s not our job to direct this evolution; it’s our job to surrender any ideas that stand in the way of it.
If we have poor intimate relationships with ourselves, we will have poor intimate relationships with others. There’s no getting around that, no worldly shortcuts that will circumvent this universal spiritual principle. And so I devote this day to softening my heart and being a gentle witness to my worries, my anxieties, my deepest fears—and the deeper peace that underlies them all—that I might be a better friend to both myself and others. “What progress, you ask have I made, you ask?” said Stoic philosopher Hecato. “I have begun to be a friend to myself.”
Two years ago around this time, I took a walk to get lunch. There was this unusual, heavy, electric feeling just hanging in the air, as if to say, “Get ready. Something wicked this way comes.” As I rounded the corner of my favorite juice place in the East Village, a woman plummeted from her 8th floor apartment and landed just feet in front of me. She would be dead in an hour’s time, but I immediately sensed that her soul was out of the body and present with me. My terror took a backseat to awe (this was real, absolute awe). “This,” whispered my soul, “is a sacred moment. Be here now. What is this moment trying to teach you?” I stayed until police came, and then quietly slipped away, knees quivering, to walk along the waterfront. Why me? Why was I chosen to witness this gruesome scene?
Turns out that LGBT youth are 8 times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight counterparts. On that point, I have much to say. Please come hear me speak on April 3rd and support homeless LGBT youth who are very much at risk: click here.