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…

Nothing Special

Nothing Special

“If you continue this simple practice every day, you will attain some wonderful power.  Before you attain it, it is something wonderful, but after you attain it, it is nothing special” – Shunryu Suzuki I first read this saying in…

Gratitude for…

Gratitude for…

We all know the key to happiness and a fulfilled life is gratitude.  Most of us have something we can be grateful for if we really think about it.  Like most people, I am grateful for my family, my relationships,…

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…

Everything can be useful

Everything can be useful

The following is from the great book 365 Tao:   Manure             Manure makes excellent fertilizer. Life has ordure. When you water your plants, you sometimes have to feed them.  Manure is an excellent way to feed plants. Isn’t that…

To have succeeded…

To have succeeded…

How do we measure success in our lives? I really like this description from Emerson:   To laugh often and much. To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. To learn the appreciation of honest criticism…

Must be Present to Win!

Must be Present to Win!

It’s true in Vegas, and it’s true in life. We all fall victim to being absent from the moment, and we see it in others constantly.  It’s hard to stay present!  We are conditioned to be active, to “go” and…

Finding your true voice

Finding your true voice

We hear voices every day – internal and external.  In fact, we are constantly bombarded with voices carrying some kind of message.  It could be from some form of media – buy this, have this, do this, see this, etc… …

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…