I came just to be
Emerging as I lived
Dying to transform
The Nature of my life is as impeccable as I choose it to be. Had I only known this from my birth perhaps the drama would have been more purposeful. Living has been at times tenuous, at best. Yet, I do not regret the coming transformation if that’s what it really will be.
Who knows? Though literature is replete with tales of near-death experiences, does anyone really know for sure? I know I don’t! But does it really matter, because no one lives their life for…
Try this with me, please
I am grateful for your life
That wasn’t so hard!
The art of being grateful, of appreciating another human being just for being human doesn’t really take that much effort, but it is a discipline worth developing if it’s not something you already practice. The reward for a grateful heart is an unparalleled valuing of the self.
I am not a materially wealthy person and yet I am and I have enough. Not that I haven’t chased my fair share of objects, both shiny and dull. …
To be nobody but yourself in a world that is doing its best to make you somebody else, is the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting. — E. E. Cummings
What is men’s work? Why does it seem so difficult? Why is it never done? Three questions about a topic that doesn’t raise much interest, until someone loses it and the violence that overflows from the absence of this work is out in the open.
In my experience, men’s work is often done in the dark because men aren’t sharing their deepest feelings in a…
You might say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one!
I met her on October 1, 1968, the day after my 16th Birthday. Our world was in turmoil back then. It hasn’t changed much has it? Though there are many reasons this man would want to return to those days, there also are a few in my memory that would cause me to take a rain check. In case you’ve forgotten or weren't present during 1968, here’s a little return trip to that era.
But that’s not what this story’s about. All of us have heard tales…
It’s not the final frontier at all
It’s infinite in all its splendor
it’s full of imagination and wonder
the space between here and there
Space is a place where flow lives freely
the beginning of manifestation’s reality
Holding on to it, an art form of dreamers
Space is the starting point for assembly
A pause between two words where meaning lives
a silence that refreshes, allowing what’s next to join us
a moment in time that calls out to the harmony of life
an ineffable, indelible, inaudible, whisper called space.
I have heard so often lately the phrase, “I’ll…
Is there something more we can do?
What would happen if local communities recognized, realized, and implemented the power of Connection? What would happen if we could bridge thoughts of new possibilities to a passion for creating open doors to their implementation or dialoguing until wisdom surfaces? What if we could co-create the conditions that produce harmony instead of division in humans and organizations?
You don’t even have to answer. I hear you. You might be saying communities are already getting together. I’m not sure I totally agree! Yes, communities are calling and attending meetings, but it is my experience…
You know, the person that’s going to save the world. The one that has all the answers and answers that work for everyone. Who are we fooling if we think there is someone out there like this? Who are we kidding if we think we have no culpability in designing and executing an answer that works only for us and our contribution to the larger answer?
What will we do when we finally come to terms with the fact that killing each other isn’t the answer to establishing peace? What will we do with all of the bombs, all of…
Fuel your passion, Dream big, Feed your soul
Ah yes, the elusive “Passion,” that which drives us to the heights of ecstasy…or to the funny farm where it doesn’t matter what we think or do.
I often find others have a dynamic way of expressing passion. Such is the case here in a story by Dave Kerpen, founder, and CEO at Apprentice. published in Inc. dot com. It has 3 of my favorite elements that describe the awesomeness of passion; Personal story, incredible energy, and inspiration, all of which are summed up in these powerful quotations.
Two Haiku’s of Appreciation
I know I’ve been read
When your highlighting appears
And souls resonate
The art of writing is more of a hobby for me. As much as I enjoy the creation of a story, essay, or poem, what really sets my world on a frenetic fire is the connection I get with those who read my work.
Some writers have other reasons for honing their craft — and I applaud them. They may write for money, fun, approval, excitement, or journalistic intrigue. No matter what the reason, I encourage them to continue with a zestful exuberance as…
For one moment, we saw ourselves in each other
I honor your thoughts
No matter who you are now
You’re more than you think
If only we thought
Of the more we know we are
Peace would appear here
Leaves me without company
On this planet Earth
Part of the difficulty in approaching World Peace might just be in the approach we have in seeing ourselves in others and honoring what we see. …