Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Surrender in a spiritual sense does not mean giving up or giving in. It means that you ask your Higher Power to use you as an instrument. Surrender doesn't let you off the hook. You still need to make decisions and take actions. For most of us, it doesn't mean that you don a robe and take religious vows.

It means that you live your true purpose -- that you develop and use the talents and gifts you have been given. It means that you set aside the fearful voices of the ego and trust in that purpose and in the guidance that you receive. It means that you approach the world in terms of what you can give to it, with less concern about what you can get.

The Higher Power doesn't do things for you. It does through you and as you.

William Frank Diedrich, author of
The Road Home: The Journey Beyond the Spiritual Quick Fix.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Two intentions

We choose between one of two intentions:
1.  To face our fears and move through them toward greater love and freedom,
feeling our feelings and letting them go, discarding the false images we have of ourselves.

2.  To cover up our fears through defensiveness, manipulation, projection, guilt, repressing feelings, pretending, etc.

The first leads us toward true adulthood, and inner strength. The second, toward perpetual childhood, victimhood and looking to the outside world for satisfaction.

The adult within you awaits your willingness to grow and your will to move forward.

William Frank Diedrich, author of
Adults at Work,

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Inner Voice

Spiritual intelligence is different than everyday mental intelligence.  Every day intelligence draws upon what is already in your brain and your ability to make connections. Spiritual Intelligence is intuition, inspiration, and creativity. It comes from emptying your mind for a moment and allowing the knowing to come through you.

It is the great idea you never thought of before. It's an instant of understanding of what is going on without being told. It's knowing what to do and when. It's knowing to continue forward even though you don't know what to do -- because you trust that you will know when the time is right.

You set the stage for spiritual intelligence through prayer, meditation, art, music, dance, or contemplation. You set aside your opinions and judgements and hear the Inner Voice -- the still, small voice. Spiritual intelligence is the ability to choose between the voice of the ego, and the Inner Voice.

William Frank Diedrich
author of The Road Home and
Adults at Work,

Monday, December 3, 2012

Who are you being?

Who are you being when you post on Facebook? Do you bring us love, laughter, joy, wisdom, or profound thoughts? Or, do you bring ranting and complaining?  What effects does your post create?

You are a center of influence and every thought, emotion, and word you convey has an effect. You promote love or you promote fear. You offer joy or you offer pain. You are either giving love or asking for it. Whatever you post, we learn something about you.

No advice or judgment here. Just think about it. Who are you being?

William Frank Diedrich
author of Beyond Blaming and Adults at Work