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Maria’s Sunday Paper: My One Intention This New Year

Maria Shriver shares her intention for the year – to lead from a place of love – and why it’s her toughest intention yet.

How this year she plans to show up with love – even for the people who can be tough to love:  like people who don’t show us love, the people we don’t care about, and the people who push our buttons.

How she aspires to show love and compassion for the world, versus fire and fury.

I love her words of wisdom to her children (and herself):

  • Judgments are never loving
  • Gossip is destructive
  • Shaming helps no one
  • And fighting for a better future benefits all of us

Click here to read more and be inspired by Maria Shriver’s words of wisdom for 2018.

“Awareness” by John Austin

her gaze is so constant,
our every move
with such affection,
a ceaseless vigil
without condition
or agenda,
unrelenting in her

There is endless room in
the heart of this lover,
infinite space for whatever
foolishness we may
toss her way.

But she is also
crafty, this one-
a thieft who will steal away
everything we ever cherished,
all our beliefs,
all our ideas,
all our philosophies,
until nothing is left
but her shimmering
this simple love
for what is.

By: John Austin