The Battle Within

We cannot outthink our hearts. As much as we may want life to make sense, to be rational, and to be fair and predictable, the reality is that our lives, the way that we view the world, the way we envision the future, and the way we remember our past, is all filtered through, shaped,…

To Be Or Not To Be Ourselves

Many of our relationships, whether we like it or not, place restrictions on us that prevent us from being ourselves. Whether for occupational, familial, or political reasons, we cannot fully open up to everyone, in every way, in every circumstance. If we do, not only will we jeopardize the relationships themselves, but also our reputations…

Do You See Heart?

When you look at others, do you see who they are or who they are capable of being? There is more to who we are than what we think about ourselves. There is more to who we are than the selves we project into the world. There is more to who we are than what…

Our Inner Voice Is Ours Alone

We should not be jealous of others for behaviors our consciences will not abide. A conscience is a funny thing. It is both very personal and very specific. Attitudes and behaviors that do not appear to bother one person’s conscience may make another’s flail and scream in protest. Some people, it seems, have much stronger…

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…