As a human being living on the Earth, you are constantly bombarded with warnings from the time you are born, until the time your life here is done. People tell you the rules, clearly and with very little gray area, what is acceptable behavior and what is not. Some were designed to keep you physically safe, but many were designed to keep you from being original, or standing out in any way. Read more...(1478 words, 11 images, estimated 5:55 mins reading time)
Each day we are given a new opportunity to create greatness both in the world we live in and in our personal lives. It seems that as we embark on our daily adventure it can be derailed most often by our own limiting thoughts and fear based behavior. I wonder what would happen if we were able to fully grasp the magic that is available in each and every day and make life the grand show it was meant to be. Read more...(934 words, 9 images, estimated 3:44 mins reading time)
We should all find activities in life that cause us to lose track of time and more importantly to not worry about what you “should” be doing with those precious moments.
In our daily lives, we are controlled by the clock. From the time we have to go to work to the time we are allowed to eat and the time we are able to rejoin the freedom of life yet again. Time can be an all-controlling factor if you let it, but it doesn’t have to be. You can live your life on your own terms and in your own time. Read more...(817 words, 6 images, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)
One of the most common blocks people face in accomplishing their goals is the worry about what others might think of your choices, behaviors or talents. How often have you stopped doing something because you didn’t want to look foolish or be picked on by someone else? This is a limiting thought that can be easily changed if you start to focus on what you are doing in the moment and forget what others are thinking about it, you will enjoy life a whole lot more and find success as well. There are several simple reasons that this is true. Read more...(646 words, 5 images, estimated 2:35 mins reading time)
Perhaps the greatest power you have as a human being living on this Earth, is the power to forgive. No matter what has been done to you, said about you, or taken from you, that loss anger and/or problem will be a part of you until you fully and completely forgive the person that you perceive responsible for whatever misfortune you encountered and release it from you. Read more...(1441 words, 5 images, estimated 5:46 mins reading time)
Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
There is a part of me that will argue that you have to challenge everything before you can accept it as a truth; otherwise, you are susceptible to believe anything that someone tells you.
Yet there is another thought I have that sometimes you can just know that something is true without investigating it at all.
My contention is that most often you should challenge a truth because even the wisest people don’t know when to accept something as it is. Read more...(874 words, 10 images, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)
One of my favorite stories of my youth was The Lord or the Ring trilogy by J.Rs.R. Tolkien. I loved the fantasy of it and yes I was a total geek about it throughout my life. I had the occasion to read the poem All that is Gold Does not Glitter, the other day, and I wondered why I liked it so much. This article attempts to explain my attachment to this poem and the connections I make to my life today.