Enough May Be All That We Get (And That Is Okay)

“I have only ever asked God for enough and he has always provided.”—Joe Sheya (my first martial art instructor) I am have never been shy about discussing the large degree to which my late hapkido teacher, Joe Sheya, impacted my life. He passed away in 2014, but some of the lessons he passed onto me…

Voluntary Essentialism

“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.” —Greg McKeown from ‘Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less’ In times of confusion and difficulty, often the only things we have to fall back on are our principles, our beliefs, and those things we hold to be most essential in our lives. While it is in…

The Wealth of Presence

“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” —My father via John Lennon via Allen Saunders The pursuit of wealth is actually just the pursuit of the experiences that having wealth affords us. Money, after all, has no intrinsic worth. It is just numbers and paper that we trade for…

The Joy of Consistency

Consistency alone is not of real value if the things about which we are consistent are not useful. It is good to be consistent, as long as the things about which we are consistent are making our lives or the lives of others better. No one would argue that it is good to be consistently…