Sometimes, you just have to shout out and be heard, but is it to take up a passionate cause, or to avoid having to listen? Winston Churchill said, "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." While there's no doubt it takes courage to stand up for yourself or for a cause, all too often ... Continue Reading »
Don't Think Naked!
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; We are spiritual beings having a human experience. - Pierre Tielhard de Chardin The vast majority of human beings believe in a religion or faith that sets their moral compass as they journey through life. They see themselves as a flawed human, striving to act according to their God's will on ... Continue Reading »
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King, Jr. We're losing faith, but losing it may be what it takes to build it back up again--within you. The most precarious way to live your life is to think you can actually control where you're going to end up. Seriously. Nothing in life goes the way ... Continue Reading »
When I was in grade school, I learned to play the trombone. It's not that I had any great longing to learn how to play the trombone. It was just that nobody else wanted to play it. And that made all the difference. You see, the band wouldn't have been complete if there wasn't someone to play the trombone. It wasn't a conventional band. There was ... Continue Reading »
“Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.” - Winston Churchill How often do you tell yourself you did the best you could, but deep down inside know more was required of you, and you could have done more? There is a fine line between "I did my best," and "I did the best I could." To do your best is to ... Continue Reading »
Thanksgiving always makes me think of a wonderful quote from the diaries of Leonardo da Vinci, “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” Your first reaction to reading something like this is probably to recoil, maybe say, “What the...huh?” Hang on, though. Think about it. Learning how to die is actually a ... Continue Reading »