Abundance And Scarcity (On Love And Time)

Live like love is abundant, but time is scarce. Time is the only non-renewable resource in this life. Once we give it away, we never get it back. It is imperative, therefore, that we use our time wisely, that we are thoughtful with regards to how and with whom we spend it, and that we…

Our Occupations Are For Service

We must find a balance between the ways in which we serve our communities and the ways in which we serve our hearts’ callings. When people are challenged with the idea that they should do what they love, many automatically assume this necessarily refers to their occupation. This is a patently false assumption, however. Doing…

Creating That Which We Love

“What audiences like is something good. So your real obligation [as an] artist is to make a thing you really love.”—T-Bone Burnett If we are not happy with the creative work we are doing, no matter how large our audience may be, it will ultimately prove to be unsustainable. That is because, even if what…

Creating A Sustainable Definition Of Success

If our success is contingent upon climbing someone else’s ladder, what happens to us if the ladder breaks, gets stolen, or sold whilst we are mid-climb? When we really think about it, relying on other people’s definitions of success is not sustainable. It is a moving target. If we rely on others to define success…

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…