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strength

strength

Many of us consider ourselves weak. We believe that we lack the necessary courage and force to do and be who we want to be. We hide behind phrases like ‘I’m only human’ and we continue to believe the story that we lack strength. I’m going to use my bullshit card on...
counterfeit money

counterfeit money

The best way to spot counterfeit money, if you work at a bank, is to never train or be exposed to much of it. It seems counter intuitive at first, but the truth is that by handling one banknote after banknote of the genuine article, it is not too difficult to spot...
dream a little dream

dream a little dream

Somewhere along the way we stopped and forgot to dream. We got busy with life and became evolutionary hamsters vying for a piece of cheese. We stopped to dream and it is now time that we get back and dream a little dream. We know what happens if you sleep but don’t...
feed the mind

feed the mind

A twenty nine year old man in Toronto killed his three month old daughter and when I read the headline and the article I became very angry. I started to think about how cruel and ugly our world can be. I thought about my own children and how much I want to protect...
one of those days

one of those days

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of one of those days. It’s inevitable, like the changing of seasons, and the crashing, relentless waves of the sea, one of those days, is bound to impact your life and there is not much you can do about it. You can’t do...
weekend quotable no. 135

weekend quotable no. 135

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. Colin Powell   Little things matter. They matter a lot more than the big things because off their sheer volume....
weekend quotable no. 134

weekend quotable no. 134

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm   You are a talented and creative person. Don’t deny it, or hide from it, or by bashful as a result of it. You might not have what the world deems desirable at the moment, but desirability is...
yeah, I know

yeah, I know

Yeah, I know. You’ve been here before, and yeah, I know it will never work. I mean, you’ve tried and tried, time and time again, and failed, only to find yourself right here, exactly where you were before. It seems that in life nothing ever truly changes. Except maybe...
about a boy

about a boy

She told him to stand by a desk and smile. He complied and she took his picture. It was the first picture of him in Canada. He was twelve years old, shy, unsure, and timid. He would remain so for many many years, and in some way he would never change. He came from...
heavy fog

heavy fog

There is a heavy fog that hangs over you when you are unable to make a decision. It hangs and lingers, suffocating your day and the only way to lift it is to decide one way or another where you wish to go. It’s not easy. Decisions are often complex and there are...
meaningful insignificance

meaningful insignificance

meaningful in insignificance This is an insignificant evening. There are no reporters present. No cameras. No journalists. We are in a small room. A small gathering. An absolutely perfectly imperfect insignificant night, and that’s just it. An evening like this really...
once in a lifetime

once in a lifetime

You find many people who will disagree that some opportunities only come around once. This is beautifully illustrated through the words of William Shakespeare in Julius Cesar, that “there is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune....
weekend quotable no. 133

weekend quotable no. 133

I never use the word, retire. B.B. King   The only time the word retire appears in the bible is as an act of punishment, yet we treat it like a trophy. there are just so many of us that deeply long and stake our lives on it, but maybe we should revisit its meaning....
weekend quotable no. 132

weekend quotable no. 132

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. Rabindranath Tagore So many people misunderstand the nature of prayer and treat it childishly like a shopping lists their god-keeper must procure for them, but we’ll save that for...
time is not your enemy

time is not your enemy

Time is not your enemy, but it’s not your friend either. Time has and serves a far deeper purpose. It leverages the fortunes of tomorrow against the necessities of today, and without this leverage, without this ultimatum, we would very likely fail to live up to our...
scanning headlines

scanning headlines

I have learned not to follow the news anymore. It is dangerous business, so I just read the headlines instead. Headlines provide some insight into how things are going and how close we might be at any given time to total and complete self destruction. If I was to...
ambiguity

ambiguity

This is not for me. Ever since I turned the corner recently and see things a lot more clearly in my life, the words this is not for me were absent from my daily repertoire. I always struggled and tried to fit in. I cared a touch too much about the opinions of others,...
it’s not too late

it’s not too late

The question, is it too late, is something we ask ourselves fairly often. Is it too late to pick up the guitar for the very first time? Is it too late to say I’m sorry? Is it too late to begin something new or rekindle something old? It’s a loaded question that says...
the hourglass

the hourglass

I watched the sand in an hour glass today fill up the bottom by sacrificing the top. I couldn’t look away. It was fascinating and thought provoking. The sand fell unceremoniously. If fell consistently, without fanfare or any excitement. If I didn’t watch it, it would...
weekend quotable no. 131

weekend quotable no. 131

The grass is greener where you water it. Neil Barringham   The grass is greener on the other side because the person who lives there chooses to water it. It’s amazing what can happen, isn’t it? When you do what you are supposed to do and behold what you’ve longed to...