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Appreciate Surprises

We all want our lives to go as we envision, especially whenever there is something special planned, like a wedding. We often plan for months, picking the perfect dress, the perfect bakery to create the cake of our dreams, the perfect flowers, singer/music. We plan every detail of this day. A few days before my…

Blindness

Neurological studies have determined that in order to visually see something, it must be within our comprehension. There is a story about the natives living on the Caribbean islands being unable to see Columbus’ sailing ships. The healer sensed that there was something there, and stared at the ocean for a few days until he…

Perspective

Several years ago, while working for a large, international corporation, a few team members from Ireland were visiting our offices in the US. One day was dark, damp, cold, and rainy, so a co-worker mentioned, “what a dreary day”. To this the Irish replied, “Really? You think of this type of day as dreary? How…

Wanting-ness

“When you want something, you attract the wanting-ness.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch Reading the above quote from Conversations with God has changed my life, and it can change yours too. Wanting something is a declaration that it is missing. Our thoughts create our reality, so by wanting, we are really creating the circumstances where what…

Get Stoked

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” ~ Martha Graham I’ve heard many variations on how to define your life purpose, including listing what gets you excited, what do you love to do, listing ways you could be of service to others,…

Fountain of Youth

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.” ~ Sophia Loren My story starts when I turned 41. While I was still 40,…

Beauty from Chaos

“Om Mani Padme Hum” ~ Sanskrit Mantra Spoken as: ohm-mah-nee-pahd-may-hung. In researching this mantra, there is agreement that there is no one single translation. It speaks of an embodiment of compassion and a purification from suffering. My favorite explanation is that the beautiful lotus flower rises out of the swamp. Even a swamp is helpful…

Believe It’s Possible

“Ask and it is given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” ~ The Bible, Luke 11:9 While we were still children, and continuing throughout life, we are told how things work. It takes 8 weeks for a broken bone to heal, 10 days for a common cold…

Patience

“Patience – To wait with certainty – the art of allowing life to carry you. Wait in the power of knowing what is possible… Do not waver… Remain steady… Remain true to your goals and allow life to carry you. That which is worthwhile is sometimes created slowly.” ~ I-Ching Hexagram #32 In today’s technology…

In the Zone

“Hagen and Jones do not will the swing into being, they use their will to find the swing that is already there.” ~ Stephen Pressfield, The Legend of Bagger Vance Several years ago I started bowling again. I had bowled over 20 years previously, and had only been bowling again for maybe 9 months. My…