Tag: spirituality



Despite extended absence or sabbatical or otherwise, life and learning go on.

There is no pause button.

Only redirected focus.

And focus can de distributed but not without the consequence of reduced intensity.

And when you come back to the task at hand (the one that actually matters) you will be stronger from the break.

Because in the break,

And in the travel,

Perspective is gained.

And without perspective

All appears blandly the same.


What would it feel like

On a cellular level

If you’d reached the pinnacle

Of whatever you’ve imagined

And longed for

your entire life?

Perhaps it’s a job

Or financial status.

Perhaps it’s a spiritual ideal.

Regardless what you envision as the Ultimate,

What would it actually FEEL like? 

How would you act?

How would you move?

What thoughts would predominate your thinking? 

If you were living that life


Goals and aspirations are important. 

But visualization and action is far more valuable. 

Hint: you’re already there. 

This too

Find yourself in a place of wonder

Of amazement

Of bliss. 

Find yourself in a state of rapture

Of purity

Of awareness and peace 

Find yourself in a creative mood

A state of abundance

An essence of gratitude 
This too is possible.

With practice. 


The road is closed.

You shouldn’t even bother going. 

Never mind there is certainly an alternate route.

One with new turns.

And new twists. 

With new scenery.

And new people to meet.

With new experiences to be embraced. 

But you shouldn’t bother going. 

Because the road is closed. 

And to be a seeker is too scary.

Too unpredictable. 

Possibly uncomfortable. 

And yet…

You go anyway.

You risk the alternate route.

You trust that there will always be parking. 

And you enjoy the ride.

Because predictability is boring.

And this life is short. 

So go.

And be.


You can thank me later. 


What is real?

The list is short. 

Everything else is…






Living in the NOW means to be ever working toward self tuning

Toward realigning

Toward calibrating 

Knowing fully that “it” will never quite be perfect 

And that this truth

This realization

Is the point.


What’s the goal? 

What’s the point of this activity? 

Is it pure survival?

Or are we working toward something? 

Some sense of accomplishment. 

One of substance and meaning. 

Or just coasting? 


In neutral. 

Dreading the bottom of the hill. 

Because we can see it in the distance. 

And we know that eventually our momentum will wane and the wheels will come to a stop. 

The alternative being a life in gear.

One with a destination.

One with drive. 

One with twists and turns and obstacles to negotiate. 

One with roadblocks and challenges to our patience, ingenuity and savvy.

With learning opportunities at every curve.

Coast down a steep enough hill and your brakes, no matter how resilient will eventually overheat. 

And the park ranger of life wielding a temperature gun will wave you off the road to cool them for a bit. 

While those climbing are learning all the way. 

Working toward the top.