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Follow the Vision

Follow the Vision

Some people seem to be visionaries— they have been grabbed by a vision and are propelled by their passionate dedication to it.  Whether it be a musician, entrepreneur or doctor, these people seem to be captivated early on by what they’re going to...

The Core of Conflict

The Core of Conflict

War has been one of the constants of human civilization.  In times when violence has been unavoidable, it makes sense to me.  The trouble is, we all define “unavoidable” differently.  We also often obscure the truth of our motives...

The Gain of Pain

The Gain of Pain

One of the biggest difficulties we face in life is seeing a loved one in pain.  We insert ourselves into their situation to try to save them from this pain.  Watching them suffer causes us so much discomfort that we feel we HAVE to act, if only...

Stories That Write Us

Stories That Write Us

It seems that the stories we tell are embodiments of all our decisions, conscious or not.  They express not only an event, but also who we are deciding to be in response to an event: our identity. This identity becomes something that drives us to...

The Pain of Parenthood

The Pain of Parenthood

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine last night about our kids.  In the course of it, I realized that there is certain amount of heartache involved in being a parent.  When my kid seems off course or seems to be in pain, it just...

When the Mind Wanders

When the Mind Wanders

At times when my mind swirls with thoughts of “what’s going on?” or “what needs to be done?,” what bad things might happen or when my mind simply goes to work (instead of sleeping), these are my favorite things to do: 1.   Say a variant of The...

Creating a New Outcome

Creating a New Outcome

When I identify a goal very specially, the gap between me and that goal always seems to close.  I’m very good at wandering in life, reading signs and signals, and observing where energy is flowing.  Only in recent years have I noticed how...

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