My first mentor told me, “Conflict is a necessary part of intimacy.”
I didn’t want to hear that. I hated conflict, but his words rang true. I knew I wasn’t good at conflict management, and because of that, many of my relationships did not thrive. That was 30 years ago and since then, I have spent zillions of hours learning how to handle conflict productively. Read more
Perhaps we will be together in many places,
in many phases of our lives:
Chatting with friends,
Swirling on the dance floor,
Competing in sports,
Delighting in intellectual conversations, Read more
Loving you is like riding a giant roller coaster.
Slowly mounting anticipation
rushes into elevated excitement
that dips into deep sadness.
You draw near.
You leave again. (Read more.) Read more
Sometimes in our darkest hours,
we have to rely on the knowledge
and perception of others.
We have to trust. Read more
You are willing to give up what you are for the sake of what you can become.
In so doing, you flourish and thrive.
I search for the truth from some source external, and I endure the suffering of the struggle. Read more