The Desire To Do Good

Good intentions alone may not be enough, but they are a better starting point than the alternative. When we talk about someone’s good intentions, it is usually a way of easing the pain of disappointment, saying that, in spite of some negative outcome, at least the person in question means well. Wanting to do good…

A Community Of Shared Intention

Look past disagreements of opinions and beliefs to see where intentions overlap. If all we ever see from one another is the most superficial aspects of our lives, there is no hope of having deep and meaningful relationships. Without deep and meaningful relationships, there is no possibility of creating a healthy, thriving community that works…

A Garden Of Words And Deeds

“Never let the weeds get higher than the garden. Always keep a sapphire in your mind. Always keep a diamond in your mind.”—Tom Waits All of the little things we do and say each day add up, but so do all of the little things we do not do and do not say. The goal…

Live A Life In Opposition To Regret

Figure out what the one thing is that, if you do not do it, you will forever regret it, start moving in the direction of that thing, and never stop. Regret tells us more about who we want to be than passion does. Passion comes and goes, it changes focus, and, ideally, it evolves as…

Following In Our Footsteps

Our footsteps should be such that, were others to follow them, we would be proud of where they led. A lot of what we do from day to day ends up simply being a matter of routine or habit, as if we are on auto-pilot with external forces driving our decisions from one moment to…