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suffering for

suffering for

Suffering is simply an unavoidable part of life. It’s an indispensable movement of growth and being. It is not something to fear or try to avoid at every turn, but a simply the cost of happiness. I don’t know how the universe works. I have some idea and a whole lot of...
it’s not all peaches and cream

it’s not all peaches and cream

Life is not all peaches and cream. It gets really rough sometimes. Life can get pretty rough, or monotonous, or tiresome, or worrisome, but that’s why they call it the art of living. Life is not a recipe of good things to be had and bad things to be avoided. There is...
couragous warriors

couragous warriors

This is going to be a very personal reflection and I am a little hesitant in sharing it. It is not the safe thing to do, but I feel compelled to share it for better or worse. This is a lesson I don’t want to forget. It is a lesson about seeing life from a different...
a kind word for strangers

a kind word for strangers

There is a great value in the art of living but we need to engage a little more openly in our search for meaning, because there are a lot of lost and hurting souls that don’t see the point of trying. It is for them that we cannot hide. It is for them that we need to...

I lost, so now what?

  I lost. And so now what? Last night I entered my first Toastmasters International speech contest and I lost. There were three other competitors, and while I held my own, I did not move on to the next round. I wasn’t even runner up! It stings a little. I won’t lie. ...