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…

Tigers living as goats

Tigers living as goats

The following story is from Joseph Campbell, great author and scholar who wrote many incredible books on mythology & religion including The Power of Myth, which is an absolute must read in my opinion.  There is so much to be…

An Absentee Master

An Absentee Master

This is from the great book, Zen and Japanese Culture by D. Suzuki.  How often do we see this?  How often do we DO this?  Someone achieves a position of authority in their job, or some other accomplishment, at which…

Perspective lessons from an eight year old

Perspective lessons from an eight year old

I found this 17 years ago in a book entitled “Little Zen Companion”.  It immediately struck me as a great lesson on perspective.  The games we play in our lives are all monopoly; they are all play money and possessions,…

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…

Be a Love Warrior!

Be a Love Warrior!

It really is fickle, this mind.  Why does it change so much?  Food, mood, fatigue, sickness, etc, every kind of external stimuli and influence.  Sometimes I refer to it as “in my better moments”, or “in my weaker moments” –…

Short Moments, Many Times

Short Moments, Many Times

We all aspire to be our better selves, right?  And at moments, however frequent, or infrequent, we are in that space of peace, love, spaciousness, bliss, positive energy, etc, whatever we envision to be the qualities of our better selves….

Resolutions for the New Year – Need Help?

Resolutions for the New Year – Need Help?

Friends, I thought I would pass this along to you all at this time of reflection, New Year’s resolutions…and weight loss goals! As many of you are aware, I made the decision to leave the industry I spent 21 years…

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. …