Power To Circumstances

There is actually very little reason to concern ourselves with that which is outside of our sphere of influence.  At best, doing so will cause us to worry. Worry is an easy trap to fall into, after all.  There are an infinite number of possibilities for the future.  If we take the time and energy…

Affect Beyond Reach

We never know where the effects of our influence will end. Every word, deed, and interaction ripples outward beyond our reach and beyond our control. This happens whether we are conscious of it or not. It happens whether we want it to or not. For better or worse, once it leaves us, our influence belongs…

Creating Our Lives

It is important to have some medium through which we are able to express ourselves. Much of our life these days is spent on the receiving end of information. We are bombarded with input and spend endless hours consuming other people’s ideas, opinions, and agendas. It is easy to forget that we are creative beings….

The Responsibility To Try

Healing occurs in the effort. It is okay to fail. Not all things will work out the way we want or hope. As much as our efforts and our intentions matter, they play only a small part in determining the final outcome of our circumstances and our relationships. In spite of our perceptions or desires,…

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…