Empathetic Boundaries

We can empathize with others without being moved to act.  Not all problems require a solution.  In fact, not all problems have a solution.  Some problems are simply problems.  Even if a solution is available, however, our intervention is not always necessary, advisable, or even desirable.  There are times when merely feeling for someone is…

Our Boundaries

We have no right to be angry when we allow others to cross our boundaries.  Our integrity is ours, not theirs, to maintain.  Of course, people who respect us will also respect our boundaries, but only if we do first.  On the other hand, people who do not respect us may never respect our boundaries,…

Deciding On Traction

“I’m going to never think about these knobs again. I’m never going to think about this guitar again. These are the settings and I’m now just going to worry about being creative with the sound I have… I’ve got the guitar I’ve got and now I’m going to put all of my energy into imagination…

Setting Our Pace

Simply because we are capable of something does not mean that we should do it. In fact, there is a great deal that we can do that we simply should not. Obviously, some things we are capable of are just plain wrong. We should not do them because they are immoral, unethical, or harmful to…