Balancing Weakness With Strength

When we see weakness, especially in those we claim to care about, we must choose whether we want to ignore it, exploit it, or support it. We all have flaws, insecurities, and shortcomings. None of us is anything close to perfect. Even the strongest amongst us is weak in some way. Sometimes we know how,…

Honoring Support

Sometimes all we need is the knowledge that someone else is willing to help us in order to gather the strength with which to help ourselves. It is important to know that we are not alone, that we have support, and that we have something or someone to fall back on if and when we…

With Or Without Us (On Shared Ideas)

Discouragement may be motivation enough to do great work, but it still hurts. Sharing is an inherently vulnerable act. It opens us up to criticism, disappointment, and discouragement. When we are passionate about an idea, a project, or a goal and we share our excitement with someone else, what are are telling that person is…

Focusing On Our Goals (For Our Tribe)

Our actions should support our goals, but our goals should support our community. It is important to have clarity with regards to our personal goals and to shape our lives in such a way that we are working toward them, not against them. As we become more focused on what we want to achieve, we…

Compassion For The Selfish

Before we judge a person for their selfish beliefs and behavior, we should consider the bigger picture of their support system or lack thereof. Some people are only out for themselves, looking at every situation and interaction from the perspective of personal benefit or personal loss, and never from what is best or even good…