this or that

this or that

We are really funny creatures in the way we perceive our existence. We see things in sequences, in a marching line of time, but that is only part of the story. What we don’t often see is life itself. Life that is not linear at all. Life that has no up or down, no...
weekend quotable no. 168

weekend quotable no. 168

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch   A mind is a terrible thing to waste we were told when we were children. We nodded our heads and yet we forgot the warning and instead wrapped our mind unimportant facts and figures and...
weekend quotable no. 167

weekend quotable no. 167

I think people are intolerant of artists. David Chase   We are all artists but we don’t see ourselves as one. We don’t consider ourselves ones because we have a very limiting sense and meaning of the word. We think of an artist as a divinely inspired  person who...
trap of gradation

trap of gradation

Gradation is a noun. It means doing something in a series of successive changes, stages, or degrees and it’s a trap.  Although it is true that Rome wasn’t built in a day or that the slow and steady horse ends up winning the race but gradation when it comes to things...
circus mirrors of the mind

circus mirrors of the mind

Sometimes I think I was given a faulty mind, one that resembles circus mirrors, where things are distorted so they can be laughed at. Sometimes. Other times I see straight, I know who I am, what I am worth and what I want to accomplish before I die. Long ago I thought...
getting unstuck

getting unstuck

You might not believe this but the best way out of a rut is to clean. I don’t mean randomly dusting and washing things, but rather purposefully throwing out, organizing, and making things more livable.  I am not sure what happens when we clean up our space, or our...
the greatest discovery

the greatest discovery

The greatest discovery you can make today is not to find out what you lack or need but rather what you have and who you already are. The task is easy but it’s not. It seems easy because we live inside our skin all day long. We do nothing else but explore who we are,...
it takes some time

it takes some time

That which is worth building takes some time. It takes time because God wants to know how much you really want it and because things worth building have microscopic detail which most people never take the time to understand or pay attention to. So don’t be so tough on...
weekend quotable no. 166

weekend quotable no. 166

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.  George Washington Carver Nobody wants to be common but for some reason we end up follow the wide trodden road of the crowd and become no different then...
weekend quotable no. 165

weekend quotable no. 165

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always behind our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne First, you have to stop thinking of life events like a series of wasp attacks. Second, you have to see the...
talented without measure

talented without measure

You are talented without measure. Without measure, and don’t shake your head because if you are truly honest with yourself you’ll admit that most of the time you don’t give yourself a chance. You take a pass. You don’t think you’re quite good enough. You let other...
don’t fight the flow

don’t fight the flow

The best made plans always seem to change. It is inevitable. Yet the way we look at things we imagine things to be stable and expect them to be exactly the same the way we found them, even if that was only fifteen minutes earlier. But the only constant in our life is...
stories

stories

I am going to take this opportunity and tell you some stories. Let’s begin with this Canadian silver dollar. A dollar is a dollar they say, but ever wonder what it is really worth? Everything. This dollar was given to me by my father and means everything to me. We...
keep going

keep going

It never really comes down to how much you know or who you know. That helps of course, without any doubt, but it doesn’t really come down to that. It’s not even how much money you have, or how much education you’ve amassed, or how much natural talent you have. In the...
checking in

checking in

Part of a good plan that will see the realization of your dreams is the discipline and openness to check in and ask where you are and where you should go next. It seems easy  but than again most advice how to live better is. It is the actual execution that we all...
weekend quotable no. 164

weekend quotable no. 164

Good things happen when you meet strangers. Yo-Yo Ma People are strange when you’re a stranger sang Jim Morrison of the Doors, and your mother warned you not to talk to strangers and so we have lived out this script our entire lives. But if you take a look at the...
weekend quotable no. 163

weekend quotable no. 163

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation…  even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. Leonardo da Vinci Strong metal when it rusts cracks and breaks easily. Water that is stagnant no longer heals but fills the human body with disease. Why...
done is better than good

done is better than good

I think being done is far better than good, but that doesn’t mean whatever it is we have a passion for has to be done half assed. But if you had a choice, and you do have a choice, between getting at something and getting it done good but not finishing, and getting it...
there will come a day

there will come a day

There will come a day, in the not so distant future that you’ll wish and beg for more days like this. But than will be then and this is now. You have the day you’ll wish you had, like so many days that have already passed us by, but what are you going to do about it?...
feed the mind

feed the mind

We try to will ourselves to do something and we get a little bit of traction for an indefinite amount of time, but then we get back to normal, or worse as is the case with crash diets, we add on a few extra pounds and are heavier than before. The human will plays an...