War, Part 2: The Story of You and the Lies You Tell

The Meaning of Stories and Lies In Part 1, At War With Myself, we heard that a person pretends to be of one mind and one heart, while the truth is that each of us is full of contradictions. We’re full of warring personalities and beliefs.

Where did these contradictory, and often limiting beliefs come […]

War, Part 1: At War with Myself

The Battle Rages I’m at war, right now.

Not on some distant battlefield, halfway around the world. Here, in my heart.

I don’t always notice the battle. Sometimes I don’t even feel it.

Maybe I notice a brief inner struggle while reaching for a piece of cake. Part of me wants the pleasure, while another […]

Brave Enough to be Different

I was listening to an interview yesterday with Art Linklater.

Yes, he’s still alive (for those of you who know who he is), and he’s going strong at 94. He’s involved in many businesses, writing, and still travels extensively to speak.

He loves to interview people (old and young), and capture their unique perspective. One […]

Running In Place, Going Nowhere

Safety Why does it seem so hard to change, even though we want it so much?

One of the reasons is that I hear a voice that says, “Play it safe.”

There’s nothing wrong with trying to be safe. There’s a part of me that’s always focused on keeping me safe. That’s its job. We […]

The Wild Man: Break Free of Civilized Fear

I’d like to be a wild man.

No, I don’t want to live in rags, grunt, and carry a club. But I do want to let go of the over-civilized me who is always trying to please someone. You know, the one who doesn’t want to be different, because it might offend someone?

I’m so […]