Your Own Heartbeat

Master Po: Close your eyes. What do you hear?Young Caine: I hear the water, I hear the birds.Po: Do you hear your own heartbeat?Caine: No.Po: Do you hear the grasshopper that is at your feet?Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things?Po: Young man, how is it that you do not? ...more

Sometimes Chasing Our Dreams Just Makes Us Lose Our Breath

To lose two people we care about in one week has us thinking about all sorts of things, as Marcy has mentioned over at Ordinary Enchantment. Big Things. I've started especially looking at how I spend my time. Am I doing what I love? Am I doing what I love in a manner which befits me and challenges me at the same time? ...more

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"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." - Willa Cather ...more

What Would You Sacrfice for the Life of Your Dreams?

In this American culture, we are raised to believe that we can have anything and everything we could ever dream of. The wider culture tells us that there is nothing we can't have if we want it badly enough. There is nothing that is beyond our reach. Our reach extends far: These beliefs are spreading over the globe like a poison. Unchecked desire leads to obesity of the body, mind, and spirit. ...more

Your Highway to Prosperity

Can you imagine the chaos on a highway with no organized travel routes? Cars would be going in all directions at all speeds until accidents and collisons made movement impossible. Gridlock. Reading and following road signs, mile markers and gps are good ways for us to get our bearings, measure our progress and keep on going to our destination when we are traveling by vehicle. They help to organize travel making driving less confusing and more efficient. ...more

Take It Easy on Yourself

One of your friends comes to you with a problem. You listen and offer encouragement to her. She seems to feel better and goes on her way. She calls you again with the same problem or a slight variation of the same problem. She repeats this pattern and nothing seems to change. Sometimes when we are struggling the best approach is to try easier. ...more

At the Copa...Copacabana

I have another crazy dream to share. But this one requires a disclaimer. As you start to read about it, you may think it's a dirty dream. Let me assure you, it is NOT! Stick with it; I promise it's crazy and funny. So in my dream I went to work at a whorehouse. (This is where you might be thinking it's a dirty dream.) My 1st day there a bunch of celebrities came in and we (the whores) got to choose who wanted as customers. Well, as I grew up singing Copacabana and Can't Smile Without You, I chose Barry Manilow. ...more

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"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly." - Lauren Bacall ...more

Don't Pay For Secret Information

If I ask you to list what your dreams are right now, can you do it? Think hard How many can you list? How specific are they? If I ask you to list what you are afraid of right now, can you do it? Think hard How many can you list? How specific are they? My experience is that people are much more aware of their fears while their dreams usually are more undefined. What you focus on expands so chose where to put your thoughts. from my home blog at: http://allwaysoptions.com ...more

One Month Away...

Today is May 13. Little Ricky is due June 13. I know babies rarely come on their due dates, but on time, a little early, late, whatever--we are about a month away from having a real live baby come home with us! Now the fact that I am the size of a house or that I can't walk without back pain or that I have to pee every 15 seconds should have already clued me in to the fact that we are getting close. But there's something about saying "one month" that really makes it....well, real. ...more