Cool Stuff from the Mancave

Mindfulness and Meaningful Work

Mindfulness and Meaningful Work

Here is another excerpt from the book That’s It.!?  It’s about mid way through the chapter entitled Mindfulness and Meaningful work, and speaks to how we are responsible to own our time…   “Rise up this mornin’ Smiled with the…

Looking for it where you lost it

Looking for it where you lost it

Another excerpt from the book That’s It!?. The work up before this section deals with the loss of our passion for life… So again, we’ve lost something; this passion or equity.  Where do we look to find it again?  What…

Subjective Distinctions

Subjective Distinctions

What would you do if you knew you only had one year to live?  Would that which you value change?  Would you live differently than you are now?  Even further, what if you knew your time was limited here at…

A collision with an empty rowboat

A collision with an empty rowboat

Excerpt from the book, That’s It!?. In the early 90’s Charlotte Joko Beck wrote an excellent book entitled, Everyday Zen, Love and Work.  In it she creates the image of a man in a row boat fishing on a secluded…

Lessons from Water

Lessons from Water

The following is an excerpt from the great book 365 Tao (highly recommended), which contains a short message for each day of the year.  This is today’s message, day 349.  My take away from this message is to live authentically. …

Life Clock! Start with the End in Mind

Life Clock! Start with the End in Mind

As we move closer to the end of the year it is the natural time to reflect on the past year.  As another year passes, we can all look back on it and come to some conclusion, or at least…

Perspective on Gratitude

Perspective on Gratitude

I first saw the following in the incredible book The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell.  It is also available on audio and DVD.  The Power of Myth was an absolute game changer for me the first time I listened…

The “So What” Factor

The “So What” Factor

An excerpt from the book That’s It!.?  This chapter speaks to the suffering that has touched all our lives in one way or another and how we choose to relate to it so we can own our decisions, our current…

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell  One day, a large, burly Samurai Warrior approached a Zen Master.  He inquired of the Master, “Please O Master, teach me what is heaven and what is hell.” The Master looked at the Samurai and scoffed, “Ha!…