Prove Your Power: Love Yourself

There is an old story about a powerful dragon. When taunted, the dragon decided to prove his great power by turning into a dragonfly. Then he was squished. The moral of the story is that if you try to prove your power, you have lost it. You have power. There is something distinctively you, something […]

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, […]

The Magic of What You Love: From Shit-Shoveling to Changing the World

When you love something, believe in it, and understand how it has the power to make the world more beautiful and good, magic happens. Life is so full of dirt and shit, we forget that even shit-shoveling is great when you’re having fun. The point is not to justify the trenches you have to dig. […]

What the hell is it to be yourself, and why would you want to?

Shh. Just between you and me, I have this blog see, called To Be Yourself. That kind of commits me to thinking about what the hell it means to be yourself. I’m pretty sure my subconscious did this to me on purpose. Maybe this started when I was eleven, when I was shy and weird, […]

Does It Hurt Enough Yet?

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight as a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin There is a level of commitment that – once reached – requires you to say what you really think, dig for the best solutions you can make up, and […]

To Go The Way You Want To In Life, Throw Things

Changing direction is life is a lot like changing direction in space. Here on Earth, we get used to putting one foot in front of the other in a straight line, and that helps things. In space, however, inertia rules. If you are already in motion in a certain direction, you will tend to stay […]

How To Change the World

I recently asked some people I know to tell me what they think I’m blind to, to help me see myself better. This was the best answer: “You don’t see that people are stupid.” When I finished laughing, I realized this sums me up in a nutshell. I don’t think anyone is stupid. I don’t […]

You Can’t Do It Alone

It seems like you should be able to think of something good in the privacy of your own mind, and make it, and share it. You use your mind for things all the time. You don’t tell people about everything you think. All kinds of great ideas have come to the world from people’s minds. […]

Why You Do It Matters

There was a line on the McDonald’s job application last time I applied, after the personality test that asks eight times if you are always happy. Why do you want to work here? It’s clear that you will need a reason besides “I’m hungry and want money.” I think that line sums up the problem […]