It is necessary to try to know one’s self :

It is necessary to try to know one’s self :

Maria Christina Alexandra wrote : “It is necessary to try to surpass one’s self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life” I sat quite a while after reading this. I know all about that ambition and what it fuels….

what the hell is that?

what the hell is that?

 why meditation is profoundly necessary…. more here on meditation: Why I practice loving-kindness meditation My thoughts are not who I am Relying on my practice   Related articles Meditation: 10 Reasons Why You Should (southweb.org) A Layman’s Guide to Mindful Meditation…

Determined by Grace :

Determined by Grace :

My grandmother was a determined woman, although I’m not sure how many people noticed it. Her name was Grace and I think that name cloaked her power; it made people not realize what a force she was. Perhaps that was…

the hindrance of our thinking:

the hindrance of our thinking:

For a long long time, I thought my thinking ability was my salvation. I couldn’t play sports, I wasn’t insanely funny or outgoing, I wasn’t good-looking enough to get the free pass….  so I relied upon my thinking to help…

Possibly the three most important questions to ask yourself…

Possibly the three most important questions to ask yourself…

I’m teaching some goal / business planning workshops these days, centered around mindfulness and discovering what really matters.  Found a killer resource in my preparation: 1.  What do I want to experience out of life? 2.  How do I want…

To be most effective, become disenchanted with your mind..

To be most effective, become disenchanted with your mind..

Sometimes the fuel of ambition, greed, stress, embers from a deal on fire, passionate creativity or just simply way too much coffee wakes me in the night. On such occasions, I end the struggle by getting up and finding my…

There is no concentration without wisdom, no wisdom without concentration

There is no concentration without wisdom, no wisdom without concentration

I’ve long benefited from leaving things early, bailing out half way thru, sometimes even in the first 10 minutes. My firm belief is that a single idea executed now far exceeds a bunch of great ideas that go nowhere.   This…