Goals In the Now, A Different Sort of Accomplishment

Sometimes goals don’t work. It could be that it’s the wrong goal. Or you learned something on the way. Or that the goal is phrased wrong or too restrictive. It could be something deeper. Goals don’t work for me. Because my subconscious … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

The Truth Is An Illusion

In Buddhism, there is an idea called upaya. As the story goes, when Buddha was enlightened, he experienced the interconnection of all things beyond words. Then he felt compassion for all the suffering in the world, and he wanted to help, but he … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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, … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]