…can be described as the absence of feeling. This can seem like a state of mind we long for. A state of mind in stark contrast to the one that can cause so much turmoil and pain. We spend the day in thought. Worrying about the future. Ruminating about the past. All forgetting about the […]Read more "Numb"
It’s something we all desire be given to us. And yet, it’s something we so rarely give away. And begins the virtuous cycle of life. This tension between fairness and deserving. Between human error and accountability. Between intent and result. We don’t often act out of malicious intent. The opposite rather. Our intent gets covered […]Read more "Benefit of the Doubt"
…is merely sticking to a set of instructions. There is little variety. Little uncertainty. The map makes clear where we need to go. But when everyone has a map, we lose our advantage. Anytime everyone knows how to do something, it is less valuable. A compass, on the other hand, isn’t so specific. It isn’t […]Read more "Following the map"
Most of the day spent lost in thought. Wrestling with what might be. Or ruminating over mistakes made in the past. Rather than just being present. In the here and now. Engaging, listening, conversing, and giving your full self. It’s so easy these days – how often are you sitting down with your child either […]Read more "The Here & Now"
Don’t hoard it. We get stuck clinging to the little power that we have. Believing it’s finite. If we give away too much, we think we will lose all of ours. Rather than seeking to empower others, we build walls to safeguard ourselves. All the while, accomplishing the opposite of what we intend. When we […]Read more "Give It Away"
The boundaries have become so black and white – leaving little room for gray area in the middle. We seek to divide. Rather than bring together. Pointing out the differences rather than seeking out the commonalities. The gulf is widening between us. And it’s all by our own doing. And it starts with choosing sides. […]Read more "Either For or Against"
Some of us are forced to deal with it. Some of us aren’t. But the feedback we receive from dancing with this feeling rings similar for all. It’s fraught with feelings of impermanence, priorities, friendship, belonging, and legacy. We get so caught up in the moment. Thinking we know what’s best. And yet – we […]Read more "Staring at Mortality"