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Lifetime learning

Make no mistake about it, everything we do in this lifetime is about learning.  We learn to walk, talk, socialize, make a living and countless lessons in-between. The choice of learning Without getting into the esoteric considerations of life, we are always at choice as to what we  learn.  How many times have you learned …

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Sometimes you just have to stop

There comes a time when the best thing one can do is simply stop.  As much as we may want to continue a project, doing so is a fight that requires too many compromises.  The level of frustration begins to overwhelm us when we attempt to push-on-through regardless of the cost.  At these times you …

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Myths make life fun

Long before we became slaves to the internet, myths filled our lives with stories, information and entertainment. This morning as I took my predawn stroll along the seashore of Kona I saw a shooting star.  Honestly I don’t remember the last time I saw a shooting star; it could be I have just been to …

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Childhood truths

In our childhood we had many sayings to help us cope with bullies.  “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”  “I know you are, but what am I?”  “I’m rubber, you’re glue, what bounces off me sticks to you.”  Perhaps you had other favorites, these are just three that …

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Rising above it all

Let’s face it, once in a while we all lose control of our emotions.  We all lose control of that wonderfully evolved person we have become.  It doesn’t matter how much work we have done to love everyone (from near, or perhaps far) the stuff of life sometimes just creeps up on us.  But there …

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Conversations in our heads

Those conversations in our heads; you know how they go.  You get so angry at another person and you want to tell them off.  You want to show them how wrong they are.  Around and around the conversation goes in your mind.  They say this, you respond with a withering reply that is insightful and …

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It’s your idea!

Everything is an idea.  How you feel is an idea, it is not something that can be quantified by anyone else.  What your future looks like is an idea.  No one else can predict what your future will be.  An idea is a thought in its infancy stage.  The most powerful tool you have is …

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Be it resolved

Making a New Year resolution you can fulfill requires a change in thinking.  Resolutions are wonderful, although easily broken.  That gym membership we promise to use.  The new eating plans we swear to uphold.  Resolving not get angry so easily.  The list goes on an on.  As New Years approaches we make ourselves so many …

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Going with the flow

Going with the flow does not necessarily mean accepting anything other than what you want.  It does not mean letting others walk all over you either.  What going with the flow means most often is finding the blessing within any experience. How do we balance these thoughts? How do we still get the things we …

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Anger

Anger is fear turned inside out.  Now, there is nothing inherently wrong with feeling anger, until anger overtakes our well-being.  Anger has the potential of literally eating us up from the inside out.  Anger has been linked to many diseases, anti-social behavior, and self destructive actions. Anger, when properly channeled and recognized for what it …

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