Your Internal Motivator

“A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” ~Michel de Montaigne It’s been established that most human beings are completely disengaged with now, with this constant presence of life that flows through and around us all, within this primordial moment of all that is. But our internal motivator demands attention. With […]

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When Your Old Life Returns a New Life Begins

Dreams of old herald changes on the horizon The smell of fall after a cool morning rain is an unmatched scent. It’s this time, this season, which holds the scent of life changing. Leaves morph in color and texture, changing from brilliant green to red, yellow, amber, crimson and brown. They curl and flap, clacking […]

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It’s Time to Beware of Cultural Tribalism

Where your allegiance is, your behavior will follow As I stand in my yard in the morning, my bare feet pressing against the leaf riddled ground of mid-November, I’m entranced by the warm-cool wind as it glides over my face. It’s scent offering a petrichor of a time long passed. It is within these small […]

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Try Living a Life Without Adversity… I’ll Wait

True growth is found along the rocky path. If someone asked you to paint a picture of your life, how would your composition look? Would it be full of color, of life, sound, with beautifully accented margins? Or would it be dull, gray, scrawled with deep strokes of coarse charcoal? The truth is, most of […]

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Falling Along the Pathway to Home

Where is home? For some of us, for we who’ve moved about all our lives, this isn’t the easiest question to answer. For others, you don’t even have to think on it too long. Home is where you grew up, it’s where your parents raised you. Maybe it’s a family home. Perhaps it’s a place, […]

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Noise Ordinance Notice to the World

A time comes in life when you have to just call it like it is. And unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, you’ve probably noticed how noisy the world has become. You can say it. It’s gotten loud here. Too loud. Personally, I’ve managed to shut a lot of […]

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Are You Obeying Your Personal Truth?

“The world is full of confusion and contradiction. We cannot expect to do anything that is absolutely right. We can only measure rightness by the truth within ourselves. And our own truth will never be quite the same as somebody else’s.” ~ Jay Woodman, SPAN When we are young, we are taking in so much […]

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As Motion Returns

“It’s a thing to see when a boy comes home.”― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath It’s always strange returning after so long. Here this blog is in its 9th year, and yet I still keep returning. As my original intention still remains true, this blog has been used for the sole purpose of sharing my deeper […]

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A Perfect Time to Forget

“The good and the beautiful is not forgotten; it lives in legend and in song.” ― Hans Christian Andersen, Classic Fairy Tales There was a time in your life when everything made sense—when nothing was complicated. Nothing made you question your place in the world. And nothing stood between you and living a full life, with a […]

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Compliments of Balance

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Consider your favorite song. What is it that you like about it? Is it the melody? Maybe it’s the baseline, or the chorus. Perhaps it’s the simplicity of simple chords and vocals. No matter what it is, your favorite music […]

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The Lake House

“The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire.” ― Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark You have a special place in your mind. We all do. Deep within the wellspring of mind, under the faint footprint of consciousness exists a space where thought is formed. […]

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