Archives for May 2013

Many Thanks, Failure

From my last failure, here’s what I learned. Be honest about failing because talking about it will give you the insights you need to move forward. Don’t imitate successful people who tell you what you need to be like them. Go with your gut instinct and the first little voice in your head that you […]

5 Huge Barriers to Acting on Your Dreams & Practical Ways to Blow Them Up

Going out and doing what it takes to make the life you want a reality is freakishly hard sometimes. It just that acting on your dreams is too important to hide from. Here are the five biggest problems I’ve been clobbered by and ways to bludgeon them back into the night. To do the exercises, […]

Life Paths Are Like Crime Dramas

There are signs, clues, forensics, and good logic pointing to the life you want. Your soul has been hard at work setting it up for you in dark nights and back alleys when you weren’t paying attention. Usually, what you are looking for is hidden in plain sight. The friend who found the clue, the […]

Patience

“Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is forseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, Looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know the moon needs time to become full.” – Shams Tabrizi Great undertakings require patience. Fulfilling work, healthy bodies, happy kids, blooming gardens, deep […]

As Gently As Possible

Tai-chi qi-gong, like yoga, is about moving around and looking slightly silly while calming the mind. It is an art designed to attune your mind and body to the vital energies of the universe. It’s popular in China and Japan for sustaining health, vitality, and flexibility well into old age. The trick to making qi-gong […]

How To Make Taking Action Less Irritating

“Go forth! Take action!” This command annoys me. Partly, it’s because I don’t like doing what I’m told. Partly, it’s because I am not great at it. When it comes to doing homework, I’m fantastic at “taking action.” I think it’s some kind of birth defect. Everyone is great at some kind of action, even […]

Uncertainty, Master Teacher

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” -Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning In our society, we are obsessed with answers. Who could blame us – after eighteen years of intensive training in answering questions, […]

Coffee, and Honesty Done Well

Honesty has been in the air lately, and I wanted to write about it, but I was feeling a little befuddled. I’m pushing myself to the wall, hard as I can, to go out and connect with people I don’t know. If you know me, you’ll know this is like asking a baboon to compose […]

Open Letter To The Hobgoblin of Productivity

Dear You, You know who you are. You are the guilt hiding around the corner, whenever I think of something good to do in life that I haven’t already accomplished. You wait to jump out at me as soon as I move towards something important, shouting that if I can’t go faster I might as […]

The Loch-Ness Monster Sent Me an E-Book

(This is part 2. Part 1 is here.) Ask and you shall receive, they say. But, according to Mark Silver, who wrote the e-book at this website, the kind of thing you ask for matters. In fact, what matters about it is whether it’s made of matter. Manifestation gurus and school guidance counselors the world […]