The Difficult Thing

Do the difficult thing first. Get it out of the way. Check it off the list. Face that which you are most avoiding. Do it while it is convenient knowing that it is never truly convenient. Do it anyway. Do it now. It will not become easier with time. Time only adds to the fear,…

We Become What We Emanate And Absorb

Fear is contagious, but so is hope. Humans are emotionally porous creatures. How we experience the world, how we feel about what we experience, and how we express those feelings all have an affect on the people around us. Likewise, how others experience the world, how they feel about that experience, and how they express…

Hope Is Strength (Anger Is Laziness)

Reasons to be fearful and angry will find us whether we look for them or not, but we must actively seek out reasons to have hope and be joyful. Out of necessity, for survival’s sake, we are genetically hardwired to be hypersensitive to perceived existential threats. Our fight or flight response runs deep and is…

Passion Makes Us Porous

“I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front ‘cause it’s the people that front, they be pulling stunts.”—Gary E. Grice, aka GZA Proximity does not imply connection. Just because someone stands next to us does not mean that they share our moral, philosophical, or spiritual beliefs, and it certainly does not mean that…

The Brightest Cloud

“When the sun hides, it hides behind the brightest cloud.”—My Daughter Some days, it is difficult to see beyond the ugliness and the darkness in this world. Conflict, fear, anger, and pain are right in our faces with no obvious solution or hope of relief on the horizon. On days like these, it can be…