Values Revealed

We may claim to value something, but, quite often, our actions say otherwise. What we say, or even think, and what we do are regularly at odds with one another. Even when our actions do align with what we claim are our values, it is sometimes because we are motivated by external forces to act….

High Expectations

We are less likely to be disheartened and discouraged by life’s disappointments if we simply lower our expectations. But, a life lived with low expectations is hardly worth living. While we may come to accept that the reality of our circumstances is not what we had once hoped for, we should not stop hoping. Hope…

Weakness Hidden In Strength

We sometimes use the things we are good at as a way of excusing ourselves from doing the things that are difficult. Staying the same is easier than putting in the effort that is required for improvement. This is especially true when that which we want or need to improve at takes us in the…

On Relationships And Compromise

We should remain flexible in our attitudes, but not in our standards. Compromise is a necessary facet of human existence. No matter how strongly we believe something, if we want to get along with others, we will have to make concessions for the sake of our relationships. An attitude of rigidity rarely serves the greater…

The Boundaries Of Experience

It is not that which we keep out, but that which we let in that changes us. We do not come into this world close-minded. We are open, aware, and receptive of everything going on around us. We take everything in. We want to know everything. We want to ask every question, test every theory,…