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Walking into the desert…

My thought yesterday was that we all are making the journey of life like settlers crossing the nation with a wagon train filled with what we think we need — friends, family, relatives, past, present, future, memories, angers, pains, scars, physical stuff, etc. And at every step of the journey — about every 20 minutes — we come into a …

Trusting Instead of Judging…

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~ Helen Keller _____________________________________ One of the most difficult things in our lives is not judging a moment …

Procrastinating out of fear…

“It’s not the load that breaks you down; It’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne This quote reminded me of something that, I think, we all face. That something is “fear” and how it affects our daily lives. “What’s that?” you might say. “Fear in my daily life. Not really. I’m no mountain climber…” I’ve got news for …

Walking in the face of fear

“What would you do if you had no fear?”… I’ve been here in Fire Island, New York for the past two weeks and I’m amazed at how in intuitive I can be when the pressures of everyday life are removed. It’s as if a veil of illusion is pulled back from my eyes and all I need to do is …

Going out on a limb…

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” — Seneca Proverb Hmmm…do I really believe this bit of old wisdom? Seems to me that when we dare and go out on a limb, well then, that’s when difficulties begin! And we find ourselves thinking “I …