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Understanding

Our understanding of “stuff” is never complete. Things change. Circumstances change. People change. I have found that as I have gotten older that while the feeling of “understanding something” implies that we have knowledge, it is only when we see that everything around us is situational that we can begin to translate our understanding and knowledge into better choices and...

Cutting the grass

I just finished cutting the grass. What occurred to me was how it is a great example of how our lives should work. We are not going to look at nature’s role but rather our behavior towards what nature does which is most times to keep growing. If you are like me, you probably cut the grass once a week. Most times, my wife enjoys cutting it. We both like a fresh cut lawn. In the spring, we...

The power of perspective

Perspective is rarely discussed in conversation. There are very few words offered to find out  if we have any, some, or enough when discussions occur about topics. What is it and why is it so neglected in today’s life? For me, perspective means that I have heard and understood conflicting ideas or possibilities with respect to an issue or topic. Some say that holding opposing ideas in your...

Words versus Actions

Stop and think. What is the difference between our words and our actions? What is the difference between “their” words and “their” actions? If I bet a dollar, I would say that we ask and answer the question about “their” actions and words a hundred times more than we do for “our” words and actions. What just came to me was that there is a huge...

Imperfection

The value of an antique many times lies in both its perfection as well as its imperfection. The style of a painting identifies the artist both in terms of what is included and what may be missing. Sometimes we view imperfection as having value. Other times we describe imperfection as being a weakness. In many of my posts, I have talked about imperfection in different ways as it relates to a...

Certainty – A wall of deception

Certainty is what I call one of our “greatest walls of deception”. I think of how many times I was certain of what I saw, of what I believed, or what will happen. And how many times I ended up being wrong. Always being certain closes us off from possibility. It closes us off from listening to others. We listen but don’t hear what was said. We dismiss what we heard without...

Personal growth or personal change?

There are countless books on growing as a person or on the topic of personal change. Their appeal is inviting, even romantic. They outline and give shape to the dreams in our life that seem so far away. They sometimes have the feel of describing the person we “want or wanted” to be. Are personal growth and change the same thing? By growing do we change? Or do we need to change in...

Curiosity

Why is it so powerful? You don’t need school to be curious. You don’t need good grades to be curious. For me, it is probably the most important characteristic of determining intelligence. It is one habit that can help you immensely in expanding your life and your circumstance. Schools don’t necessarily teach us well about how to be curious. When we don’t have things right...

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