Category Archives: Perspective

Two Companion States

Grateful… …to be alive on another Monday… …to have great health… …to have a son I am proud of… …to have the love of a beautiful woman in an honest “no secrets” relationship… …to be completely in love with the … Continue reading

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A Two-Edge Sword

Hatred is like a long, dark shadow. Not even the person it falls upon knows where it comes from, in most cases. It is like a two-edged sword. When you cut the other person, you cut yourself. The more violently … Continue reading

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Made Doing The Right Thing Look Cool

* http://www.shirleytemple.com/guestbook.html Shirley Temple Black died Monday and finding out today touched me more deeply than I would have imagined. She was grown and her child-star movies were old by the time I was born, but I came to know … Continue reading

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“Three Good Things”

Once upon a time I believed achieving happiness was the purpose of my life.  Experience has since taught the pursuit of happiness actually leads to a good deal of unhappiness.  My vantage point of today tells me happiness is actually … Continue reading

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Knowledge, Wisdom, and Insight

Knowledge is really about facts and ideas that we acquire through study, research, investigation, observation, or experience. Wisdom is the ability to discern and judge which aspects of that knowledge are true, right, lasting, and applicable to your life. It’s … Continue reading

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Just Me, All Along

I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it. I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, … Continue reading

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Slow Down… Stop… See…

Everything has beauty,  but not everyone sees it. Confucius Beauty can be found everywhere. In a plant, a smile or quite differently.. in someone’s tears. Yet we tend to look away from it, for most of the time it does … Continue reading

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Make Some Difference

Like most people there have been times when I have wondered why I am here and what difference my life makes. While dreams of doing something that could positively change the life of many people all at once are largely … Continue reading

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What You Stand For

Before you speak, Let your words pass through THREE gates: At the first gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it TRUE?’ At the second gate ask, ‘Is it NECESSARY?’ At the third gate ask, ‘Is it KIND?’ A Sufi saying My self-analysis: … Continue reading

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One Kinds Action Leads To Another

“Will there be anything else” she said to me as I sat the bottle of water on the counter of the airport store. I said “no” as I glanced at her name tag and saw “Asja”. I’m one of those … Continue reading

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