Crossroads: Patience


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Self-doubt and thanksgiving: You are never in question.


I've been privileged to spend time recently with friends who are an incredible inspiration, the kind of people who defy category and live abundantly in a way that always urges you to be better. In self-reflection I noticed an interesting, albeit subtle common theme. No matter how great or wonderful a given area of our …

Five-year-old moments: Asking for stuff you have.


My mom once told me, be mindful of the messages the universe is trying to send you.  'Cause it'll keep sending them, louder and louder until you get them. The message coming through loud and clear is that I'm doing way too much five-year-old asking. You know, where the kid stares at you expectantly with …

The load test: Don’t cheat yourself with delusions about happy endings


One night my best friend and I were watching a really great kung fu movie, Curse of the Golden Flower.  The movie ending was abrupt, anti-climactic, irresolute and inconclusive.  It left us with no sense of reconciliation, optimism, perseverance, or any of those other happy-ending feelings so typical of most movies. As the ending approached, …

Empowered refusal: If_____, then _____. vs. Is_____, and_____.


Doubt,  mistakes, anger, fear,  judgment, weakness, hatred, confusion, disloyalty, discord, disqualification and unworthiness all come from a mindset of: If __________, Then_________. Love, joy, peace, faith, hope, power, wisdom, strength, hope, excellence, acceptance,  unity and order all come from a mindset of: Is__________, And ____________. We're here.  We're alive.  We're perfect just as we are.  There is no contingency, qualifier, …

Can’t vs. Won’t: Where ability and willingness collide to create roadblocks.


Constant self-development is a fascinating feature.  Every moment you find yourself uncovering something new and different... And when that isn't happening, you find yourself wondering, "Why not?" That's the question. What's stopping you?   At what point did you get bound up, blindfolded, gagged, deafened, starved, hobbled, isolated and disoriented to the point where you …