Presence Now

We cannot make up for our past absence. The best we can do is to be available now. Be present now. We cannot make up for lost time. It is vanity to even try. Time passed will never return. This moment is here, now. Remove expectations. Remain open to possibilities. Be here, now. Holistic Budo:…

The Two Sides Of Integrity

Integrity is represented in two directions. One side of integrity faces out into the world and the other faces us. Outwardly, our integrity is represented by who we are, how we present ourselves to others, what we do, what we say, and how well our actions align with our words and intentions. Inwardly, our integrity…

Active Curiosity

New ideas are often rejected, not just out of fear, but out of laziness. The law of inertia applies not only to objects. It applies to us as well. When we are at rest, we tend to want to stay at rest. When we are in motion, we tend to want to stay in motion….

It All Begins With A Spark (Or Many)

Me: I’m stuck, dear. What should I write about today? My Daughter: It’s your story. You can write about anything you want.* Quite often, creative work begins as a flicker of an idea, a spark if you will. Most ideas, like most sparks, if not tended to properly, if not given just the right amount…

Anchors of Self Deception

That which we believe has propelled us forward may, in fact, be exactly that which has held us back. We do not and can not know everything about ourselves or the world we live in. We all hold onto false beliefs as a matter of self-protection because too much truth, regarding our flaws, our fragility,…