Goldilocks in waiting…

I wanted to give a heads up to any that may have been waiting on the follow up to Tuesday’s post.

Unfortunately, my job search hasn’t been going as well as I would have hoped.

So, I’ve been tending more to matters surrounding “keeping the lights on” and a continued shelter from the storm (for this or any other “hurricane-like” conditions) in place over my head, rather than the daily decompression that this blog is for me.

I’ve been throwing a few “infographics” (or probably what most would call long winded memes) on instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

They’re in no way a conclusion to the tale I began Tuesday, but it’s still “content” 😉

Hopefully, I don’t lose the few folks I’ve garnered thus far but I’ve definitely come to know, and fully trust, that no matter how the day shows up we’re always far more than just up to the task.

We’re all born knowing what the best course of action is to take in any situation.

I believe fully that growing to see this life as the only known approach for cultivating compassion, comprised of developing firsthand knowledge of fear which hopefully culminates into the understanding that we’re all essentially the incarnation of its opposite….is the real reason any of us are here in the first place.

To all those on the east coast with me, may you find safety, peace, and weather the storm well.

Namaste

Why We’re All Here – If I’m Certain Of One Thing; It’s That Uncertainty Is The Point … Probably

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How do you define success?

For years I loathed even the mention of the word.

I think it triggered a whisper in the back of my awareness to lay into me with “you’ll never be enough”

Success to me has in some way always sounded synonymous with “enough”.

So every time it was brought up in the past, it was like someone asking …

“When are you going to finally be enough, you think?”

Enough Is Never Enough

Continue reading “Why We’re All Here – If I’m Certain Of One Thing; It’s That Uncertainty Is The Point … Probably”

Balance: Day 3 – The Beautiful Balance Of Diversity – And The Bonds Of Perfectionism That Attempt To Dismiss It

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In yesterday’s post I covered how our identification with who we are blocks us from feeling the balance all around us.

Today I want to go into how our desire to align with what we are blocks us in a very similar fashion by seeking to deny the aspects of ourselves that we wish to not be.

Also, I’ll be delving into how this leads us to impose an impossible sense of perfectionism within which leads to oppression without. Continue reading “Balance: Day 3 – The Beautiful Balance Of Diversity – And The Bonds Of Perfectionism That Attempt To Dismiss It”

Victory Over Villainy – First Steps Toward Expelling The Victim Mentality

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  • “Can you believe people actually get away with that?!”
  • “There needs to be better laws in place to protect us from this evil [entity] that seeks to rid us of our freedoms and take away our [noun]”
  • “How can anyone deal with such tyranny?”

Any of that sound familiar?

If you’ve spent anytime on social media, it should.  Continue reading “Victory Over Villainy – First Steps Toward Expelling The Victim Mentality”

The “Love Contract” – Spotting Fear’s Hidden Asterisk

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Ever heard the phrase Quid pro quo?

The original Latin translation was “this instead of that” but today when we hear this it’s more like; “I’m only doing this for you since you’re promising me something in return”.

It’s funny how both of those translations fit most people’s unspoken understanding of love when we think about it from the you-complete-me world view. Continue reading “The “Love Contract” – Spotting Fear’s Hidden Asterisk”

Don’t Believe The Hype – Where We’ve Been Doesn’t Have To Restrict How Far We Go

Most are familiar with the Henry Ford quote;

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

If you haven’t seen it before I recommend not blowing past it, take a second to reflect on the wisdom behind it.

It’s equally empowering and frightening but can be a source of clarity when we find ourselves worrying about what other people think about us. Continue reading “Don’t Believe The Hype – Where We’ve Been Doesn’t Have To Restrict How Far We Go”

The Power And Paralysis of The Almighty “If”

“What if…”, “If only…”, “If this, then that”.

It’s amazing how two little letters can cause the mind to think it’s moving as it loses itself in a land of possibility.

As someone who isn’t content until he knows the why behind just about everything, there’s been periods in my life where it’s felt like any choice I make will lead to a place I don’t want to be. Continue reading “The Power And Paralysis of The Almighty “If””