What we Appreciate Appreciates

James Trapp

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. W. Clement Stone Recently, Angela and […]

What is the Benefit of Charlottesville?

James Trapp

What good can come out of the Charlottesville tragedy? The white supremacist rally was a stunning event. It shook the psyche of a large number people both in the United States and around the world. […]

What is my assignment? – The Post-Election Question

James Trapp

(This is an article I sent out last week to followers of Spiritual Life Center in Sacramento California. You might find it helpful if you are experiencing any Post Election Stress Disorder.) Rules are made […]

Meeting Life With Your Full Presence

James Trapp

“Your true home is in the here and now” Thich Nhat Hanh Lately I’ve been noticing how much there is that distracts me and others from being in the present moment. There is a lot […]

Do this and goodness will track you down!

James Trapp

“They who give have all things, they who withhold have nothing.” Hindu Proverb As I reflect on that proverb, I recall when my son Jaelan was very young. I took him to Chuck E.  Cheese. […]

Forgiveness is not for wimps

James Trapp

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi                    One of most provocative descriptions of forgiveness that I have come across is […]

Whose thoughts are you thinking?

James Trapp

I recently went to a workshop for folks and organizations who have a message to share with the world. We were there to learn how to use today’s technology to get our messages out. I […]

It’s not what you say you believe that counts

James Trapp

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. Jim Henson, Creator of the Muppets  One of my mentors summed up the essence of the New Thought/Ancient Wisdom Teachings with these words: […]

Are You Asking the right questions?

James Trapp

Judge a man by his questions, rather his answers. Francois Voltaire There is power is asking ourselves the right questions. A close friend of mine who found himself repeating behavior that he knew was not […]

Who and What are you agreeing with?

James Trapp

Whenever two or more come together and agree upon a positive or spiritual idea, that which they agree upon cannot help but be expressed. That is a powerful principle. It reminds us that no matter […]

How to deal with the detractors, cynics and critics

James Trapp

A person who decided to begin a new venture in their life and move in the direction of their dreams asked me a question. This individual wanted to know how they could not be discouraged […]