Joy And Suffering

We cannot escape suffering in this life.  Suffering is an inevitability.  It cannot be avoided.  It is in us and around us.   Suffering is inherent in the choices we make and the choices we do not make.  This does not mean that suffering should be sought out, celebrated, or enjoyed, however. While suffering is an…

A Community Of Gifts

We all have something unique to offer this world.  Part of our purpose here is to discover what our gift is and to share it with others.   But, there is more to life than that.  We are not here alone.  We cannot fulfill our purpose in a vacuum.  As important as our own gift is…

Time Leads Us Astray

We must be careful to not let time pull us away from our path. It is easy to stray from our goals and our purpose. There are limitless distractions and excuses available to us at all times. If we are diligent, we are able to see most of these for what they are and will…

A Sense Of Wonder

We are meant to wonder. We are not meant to know everything, or to think that we do. Without a sense of wonder, we stop seeking. Without a sense of wonder, we cannot experience awe, spontaneity, or surprise. Without a sense of wonder, we become cynical, bitter, and rigid. A sense of wonder guides us…

Purposefully Waiting

Sometimes the best course of action is to do nothing. Waiting is an often overlooked and underutilized strategy. Haste leads to all manner of mistakes that could have easily been avoided or prevented by waiting. While we wait, we should do so actively, not lazily, so that we are ready to act when the time…