Since this is my blog, I’ve decided to set some ground rules for comments. Here they are:
Differing opinions are welcome and valued.
I expect all comments to be respectful of me (as your host) and of other commenters. If you disagree with another commenter, please do it without finding it necessary to exercise any desire to hurt or diminish another, or run the risk of your comment being deleted
I don’t mind criticism, but please do so respectfully and in a constructive manner, or run the risk of your comment being deleted. Challenge me, get me thinking, but keep the third-grade name-calling where it belongs – on the playground.
Obviously I don’t say anything anonymously; if you have something important to say, perhaps you shouldn’t either. (But it’s your choice.)
I delete comments that embody the non-creative use of profanity. If you’re going to swear, you’d better be as good at is as Naomi Dunford or else fucking forget it!
One final but really important thing: I’m interested in attracting and interfacing with people who are more interested in being happy than right. If you’re more interested in being right than happy, this might not be the place for you. Besides, it’s a lot more fun and feels a lot better to be happy than to be right.
If you’re one of my people (link to “Is this you” page) then chances are you get that. You’ve been unhappy, confused or wandering and wondering too long to care about complaining, judging or criticizing others. You just want some peace already!
What that means for the rest of you is this: I didn’t start this blog for the sake of debate. If what you read makes you compelled to argue, attempt to convert me or other readers to your way of thinking, condemn, judge or name-call, please take your energy and your comments somewhere else.
Not that healthy debate isn’t sometimes warranted and certainly justified, it’s just that here I’m more concerned with heart than intellect. The ego – and by extension the mind – always wants to be right because to consider the new and unconventional threatens its sense of security and its very existence. The heart on the other hand, always wants to be happy.
You decide which you want to live from – heart or mind – just be clear on where I stand. This is a heart-centered place for heart-centered people.
I think you get the point. ‘Nough said.