Comfort & Joy

Finding Comfort & Joy

Everything’s a practice

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Everything’s a practice

I am noticing the tiny moments that call for practice. Yesterday, I was tired and hoping my husband would meet me at the gym so we could go grocery shopping and head home after our busy days at work. But at 5:45 I get a text: could you pick me…

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Seeing life with open eyes

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Seeing life with open eyes

I am being watchful of the mindset that drains me (self critical, unfulfilled, restless). It’s a familiar story and I easily fall into it, if I’m not alert. I know the story, and what is behind it, so there is no longer a need to analyze it. So rather than…

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Making a shift in habits

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Making a shift in habits

The antidote for self-criticism is self appreciation. I used to believe it was self acceptance, yet sometimes acceptance can feel too much like resignation. Self appreciation on the other hand allows us to recognize what we value about ourselves. There are times when I feel self criticism is beating down…

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Observing myself

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Observing myself

I have been feeling stuck somewhere in myself. And I want to unpack this stuckness, if that’s even a word. Oh, there are so many reasons, and I know it comes from self judgment, and exhaustion, and a fear of moving on without a cast around my heart. One of…

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Living in creation

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Living in creation

I am sensing a shift, lately, in my orientation. As I ride my bike through a trail of cypress trees, and arrive at the coastline, the air, the ocean, my breath is telling me that I am IN something. I am IN creation. For a long time, my concentration has…

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By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Expanding

At what point can I allow my spiritual life to become completely honest. Do I allow all of myself to enter into the dynamic of the interior landscape? I find that my spiritual self includes the parts of me that like silence, that like the sunset, that like eating smelly…

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