The point of life is here and now; it’s not later. It’s not to ‘suffer and be miserable now’ so that we can enjoy some mythical ‘retired life’ or even afterlife. It is life that we’re supposed to experience, right now, in this moment. This one – not another one. Of course not every wakingContinue reading “Here & Now”
Monthly Archives: September 2021
It’s not too late.
It’s not too late to tell the person how you feel, even if the words didn’t come out right in the moment. It’s not too late to pick up the phone and call, even if you’re a few weeks late in doing so. It’s not too late to start writing that book even if you’veContinue reading “It’s not too late.”
Little things can throw you off in a big way … … if you choose to let them. Of course, you have another choice. The alternate is to say ‘thank you’, ‘yes’, and ‘good’. Thank you for holding this mirror up to me. Yes, I will work on this. Good, I’m glad this happened.
The Tune Of Life
Many competitors listen to music before they take to their respective ‘fields’, myself included. Typically the music chosen is intended to foster a certain mindset, focus, and/or attitude. For example, I’ll often play hard rock, rap, or electronic music before I play soccer. At work, I typically choose something less edgy, perhaps classical, ambient, vocals,Continue reading “The Tune Of Life”
It’s not about moving faster. More often than not, moving deliberately is more efficient than speeding up. Efficiency might have more to do with good decision-making than anything else. Every time you rush or skip something, you inevitably have to go back and spend twice the amount of time & energy just to correct it.Continue reading “Efficiency ⌚”
It might be simple.
It’s … probably, usually, almost always … … simpler and easier than you fear it will be. There’s no need to overthink, overcomplicate, or create irrational scenarios for yourself. Unless, of course, you need to feel that way. Then, that’s a different story.
“How much should I eat?”
“How much should I eat?” is a question I’m asked frequently. “How hungry are you, on a scale from 1 to 10?” is my most frequent answer. If you’re at a 10, you’re ravenously hungry. A 1 would be completely full, overstuffed, as if you’ve just finished Thanksgiving dinner. A 5 = neutral. If you’reContinue reading ““How much should I eat?””
Yes! Be more positive. Say ‘Yes!’ It’s the only way to counteract the negative. In fact, I’m not sure of many things, but, this I am fairly certain of. Negativity only breeds more negativity. Positivity, acceptance, and love are the only antidote.
Towards what will you turn your attention today? For how long? If you haven’t the faintest clue, perhaps because you’re operating without a plan, or have many options and aren’t sure where to start, my suggestion is: Towards the 1 most important thing, until it is done. It sounds simple, and it is. But itContinue reading “Your Attention”
What you don’t say matters.
Mohandas (Mahatma) Ghandi observed strict silence every Monday. I’ve read about yogis and zen masters that remain silent for long periods of time, rarely speaking at all. I’ve noticed how many situations (or, things which were perceived ‘situations’) resolve themselves naturally when I respond with silence and patience. Sometimes, more words is not better.