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,…

Experience The World To Experience Yourself

How can we know what we are missing if we limit our experiences to only that which is familiar? We are only given one opportunity to experience this life. This means that we only have one opportunity to experience ourselves within it. If we limit our experiences to only that which is familiar to us,…

Improving Upon What Is

Success in any endeavor begins with first setting aside what we wish to be and accepting what is. A major part of being human is wanting things to be better than they are. This drive for personal, relational, and environmental improvement is in our DNA. It is impossible to change things for the better, however,…

Remain Curious (Not Resistive)

“Flow with the go.” —Rickson Gracie Much of the difficulty we face on a given day is rooted in resistance. We resist that which is new, different, or other. We resist demands made on our time, our character, our conceptions, and perceptions. We resist change in ourselves and the world around us. The problem is,…