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…

Are you the best horse or the worst horse?

Are you the best horse or the worst horse?

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to read many wonderful books on Zen, Buddhism, Eastern philosophy, etc.  Without question my favorite book on this subject is Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.  In my opinion it is a…

Seeing the Pattern

Seeing the Pattern

Life can be consuming…if we let it.  Sometimes it feels like we are stuck in the traffic of life!  I’ve always loved this writing.  Perspective!  Own it!!! Pattern Intelligent zazen (practice) means making a subtle shift constantly, step by step,…

Happy Autumnal Equinox!!

Happy Autumnal Equinox!!

It is important to connect with the movement of nature through the seasons.  This is the day that we have an equal amount of daylight and darkness, the autumnal equinox. It is the end of summer and beginning of autumn. …

Own the 24 – Step 1, Get up!  Set up!

Own the 24 – Step 1, Get up! Set up!

We believe it is important to set up our day right.  Of course, but how?  For us, we wake up at 5:00 a.m. and go through a process of writing in our journals, and listening to an excellent audio program…

Habits of Happy People

I am reposting this – what a great article.  Herbalifers!  All in the DMO!!!     Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40…

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!…