The Mystic's Message
The greatest self love quote of all time ? You decide...
This may be the greatest quote on Self Love I've ever seen.
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By the way, if you haven’t checked out his book, “Green Lights,” it’s great. Kisma and I listened to it on a road trip and really enjoyed it.
There is no shortage of people who are more than willing to tell you who and how you should be. What you should want. Or what will make you feel happy and fulfilled.
They likely mean well. After all, they’re just trying to help.
The truth of the matter is that you are whole and perfect exactly …
One simple hack to unleash a flood of creativity
Hey , I've got an idea for you might want to try.
It'll help you to bring your best ideas to the forefront and give them space to shine.
A quick question first. I hope you'll play along.
Where do you get your best ideas, ? List 3 places/circumstance if you can.
There's an 83% chance that one of your answers was the shower.
And a 76% chance that one of them was while walking or running.
Another common one is driving.
All of those circumstances have something in common- you're very unlikely to have …
The Mystic Charm of Slow Blinking
There are few things more charming than a slow blink from your cat.
With wordless grace, the slow blink says...
...I'm with you. I know you're with me.
...I feel safe with you. And you are safe with me.
...I trust you enough to let go. You can trust me too.
...I've got your back. I know you've got mine.
It's something you do together. Slow blinking demands your full presence and attention. And you are rewarded with the same.
Give it a try now if you like. I'll wait…
See what I mean?
Because I've bee…
A little insane?
The wisest man I know loved to share this parable with me.
And wouldn’t you know it, when I opened up his book to reference the story, it fell open to the exact page I needed.
It’s about a prince who had all the wealth he could ever want. He went to pay homage to a great sage. When he arrived, the prince bowed down before the holy man. Immediately, the sage responded in kind and bowed down to the prince.
The prince was confused. “Why did you bow to me?”
The sage asked him the same question, as sage…
Life lessons on driving in the rain
One of the most fascinating human behaviors is something I call "The drift."
If you've ever hydroplaned your car you know exactly what I'm talking about.
It's sneaky because you didn't DO anything to cause it. You're driving along and things are going just fine...until they're not. And if you don't handle it right, you'll spin out hard.
When you're driving, you know it right away- especially if you've had it happen to you before.
But in life, it can be a little harder to spot.
It's a popular mantra for people who are stretching themselves too thin..."I need some me time."
And it's a good thought. But not all me time is created equal.
For many, “Me time” is checking out in front of the TV. Not that there’s anything wrong with a good binge. But it’s probably not going to leave you feeling better than when you started.
What I’m trying to say is that you have choices. Every day. Countless choices.
And if this last superbowl taught us one thing it’s that watching peo…
Listen Up! (this is important)
One of the most frustrating things as a musician is playing with an ensemble who buries their head in the page of music on their stand and doesn't bother listening to anyone else around them.
You see this a lot with younger, less experienced musicians. And with people who are overly concerned with perfection.
The net result is something approaching music, but not quite. No one really wants to listen to it, but there it is, droning on endlessly. Waiting for it to end.
There is no cohesive i…
It'll be fine (and other lies I tell myself)
There's a lie I tell myself.
It's not always a lie. But when it is, look out. Because this little lie likes to sneak up on its prey...
What’s the lie, you ask?
"It'll be fine"
I'm optimistic by nature. And I definitely don't like to worry unnecessarily. So this lie is a handy diversion.
It has its benefits…
It helps me take chances when I'm not feeling confident. It helps me stay curious when comfort is calling. And when I don't feel like dealing with a problem, this lie is my excuse to …
A Message for Special Snowflakes and Ne'er-Do-Wells
To all my special snowflakes reading this right now...
You are nothing. A blip in the cosmic ocean too small to measure on any reasonable scale.
To all of my self-critical readers who never feel good enough...
You are everything. A unique and beautiful expression of Divine consciousness that can never be replicated.
What's funny is that both of these things are true- for ALL of us. All the time.
The special ones trying so hard to be special. The ordinary ones who feel like they have nothing to con…
The REAL Lesson
People do bad things.
They say hurtful things without even bothering to ask a question.
They turn on you, and show a side you never knew was there.
And when someone close to you does this, you might feel betrayed, and start to question...
What happened to the person I knew?
Is this who they've always been?
Were all the wonderful parts just an illusion? A setup?
It's often easier to be cynical about the whole thing and believe it was just that; It must have all been a li…