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if you must dream

Years ago you told me that I could have the life I wanted by being present in the life I have. You have a tendency to baffle me with these Zen-like sayings you skim from those quirky little books you read. You said people spend most of their waking moments in a trance, their minds anywhere but where they’re at. You said the mind has a tendency to jump back and forth from the past to the future. One minute, …

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an approach to life for gentle souls

There’s something comforting in seeing the universe as one big book and life as one big school. Over the past decade, I have tried to live my life in accordance with this simple outlook. I can walk outside and read the signs and omens and pay attention to the soul of the world, which as Paulo Coelho reminds us: “Everything is written in the Soul of the World.” I have done this with a sense of wise detachment like the …

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the interconnectedness of things

Arthur Koestler reminds us that each whole thing is made of its own parts, while at the same time being part of a larger whole. He called this a holon. No creature or system can exist by itself. Being part of a larger system, it must integrate or die! I’ve always had this sense that we are interconnected. How I am affects how you are and vice versa. I cannot have an interaction with you without some part of you …

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How can you be authentic in a heavily curated world?

the idea of being an authentic self is a key driver for me, yet sometimes i struggle to comprehend how we can be authentic in a world that is heavily curated and actively encourages us to be the ‘best version’ of ourselves. on the surface, there isn’t anything inherently wrong with wanting to be the best you you can be, it’s when we fall short of that, but don’t want the rest of the world to know we are lacking, …

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Something primordial comes this way

Starting to do some inner work again. Part of the entails keeping a psychological journal where I record my thoughts, observation, reactions, experiences of self, dreams, imagery, fantasies, hangups among other things.  The entries can be in words, or drawings/paintings. This evening, I opted for a digital painting using Procreate.  The idea now is to record my reactions to any of the images, colors, or patterns within the picture. I’ll leave my detailed thoughts for my offline journal, but I’ll …

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Just a thought about imperfection

Today is one of those days where my mood is as grey as the sky outside. Watching the rainfall, my mind drifts from thought to thought without rhyme or reason. I settle on the thought of imperfection and how much time we spend trying to correct our imperfection. Personally, I’m inclined to go with the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi which is concept that: motions us to constantly search for the beauty in imperfection and accept the more natural cycle of …

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The only thing people like more…

The one thing people love more than a hero is to see a hero fail! The Green Goblin I couldn’t pass on sharing this story because I see it play itself out in the workplace so often. You can do 99 things right and no one will say a word. But the one time you do something wrong, people will surely let you know. One day Albert Einstein wrote on the blackboard: 9 x 1 = 9, 9 x 2 …

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Considering quitting your job? You’re not alone!

An incredible 40% of workers globally are considering quitting their job this year. If you are one of them, here are some questions to ask yourself before making a move. Listen, if you’re in career transition mode or just about to shift into that space and need help sorting through the fog of uncertainty, schedule a free coaching session with me. I can help you gain clarity about your next move.

Do you think you could go 3 days without telling a lie of any kind?

It’s interesting how intricate lying is to our everyday life. Of course, we tend to gloss over the lies by calling them white-lies or quibbles (not telling the whole truth), or lies omission; plus there are the polite lies we tell to spare someone’s feelings, or to keep the peace, or to not track the boat and be a team player. In all honesty, how many lies, of any kind, have you told so far today? (Think: “how are you …

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