Category Archives: The “Now”

Stuck In the Labyrinth

You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past… From “Survivor” by Chuck Palahniuk Who am I now? Who have I been? Who will I become? Those “who” questions rattle around my psyche … Continue reading

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“Now” Is ALL There Is

A man is as great as the dreams he dreams, As great as the love he bears; As great as the values he redeems, And the happiness he shares. A man is as great as the thoughts he thinks, As … Continue reading

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To Learn and Grow

Another new day has arrived I am blessed to get to live. Some things I do will be well done. Others mediocre at best. Through it all I will try to live the hours better than yesterday. I will do … Continue reading

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Full Power Ahead

If “holding on” was a class one could take, I’d get an A+ without having to study. Being a world-class practitioner of the tightly gripped past I have both benefited and been hurt by my stubbornness. It’s takes strength and … Continue reading

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Kissed My Comfort Zone Goodbye

Over time my comfort zone has become something of a trap; safe and comfortable, but stifling to my growth and realization of my dreams. My ‘rut’ is a sweet pill similar to “Soma” that Aldous Huxley described in “Brave New … Continue reading

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True Hope Is Made of This

Writing yesterday about a great love of long ago and mentioning losing her was the beginning of my demise into dysfunction has turned out to be an interesting piece of serendipity. The spiral that began back then is illustrated by … Continue reading

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Memory of the Heart

Two psychologists, Michael McCollough of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and Robert Emmons of the University of California at Davis, wrote an article about an experiment they conducted on gratitude and its impact on well-being. The study split several … Continue reading

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Right Here, Right Now

Once upon a time there was a man who spent his life in a hurry. He was always headed toward something or getting away from something else, but never seemed to arrive anywhere. He would drop things because he’d bump … Continue reading

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