When was the last time you tried something that really might not have worked out? Where you didn't actually have the answers? This dance with uncertainty about both the outcomes and the terrain you're in leaves a lot of people paralyzed. Getting to the point where you continue to drive forward into … [Read more...] about Success Often Comes When You're Not Searching for It
Tao Te Ching
I walked down the steps into my gym's large hot tub, ready to continue sinking into the zen state I was in from a restorative session. The water's heat and movement took but a few seconds to work the magic I had hoped it would. An older Asian man was sitting across from me, having just changed … [Read more...] about Receiving the Good Word
This video post discusses a popularization of an idea attributed to Heraclitus: "You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you." [If you're reading this via email or RSS, you may need to click-through to watch the video.] This video post discusses a … [Read more...] about You Can Never Step Into The Same River Twice
I ride the bus to our downtown office most days. When I originally moved our headquarters downtown, I understood that it would take me a while to get used to riding the bus to work so I decided to give it a few months before I tried to judge the experience. It's often impossible to tell the … [Read more...] about What Is Your Daily Ride Helping You Practice?
I know you've been through a lot. I know you're still not ready to come out and can't see yourself the way everybody else sees you. And, I can also understand that you view yourself as damaged goods, never worth the value you're able to provide to others, even if you'd be able to encourage somebody … [Read more...] about So Much More Than Damaged Goods
A few weeks back, I was writing a post in reply to Leo's discussion of No Goals. I found myself referencing many versions of the Tao Te Ching to show missing pieces that weren't in his discussion. As I reflected on the essential tenets of the Tao, I saw that what little I had to say needed no … [Read more...] about A Few Words On No Goals
Finding and re-creating yourself is a lifelong journey marked out in moments. It's an apparent paradox: we'll never be "there", yet we're always trying to get there. Patience and persistence keep this paradox taut. Patience helps us celebrate, appreciate, and acknowledge both what we have and that … [Read more...] about Living Like Hermit Crabs
Be careful about how much power you give to the concept of "Resistance." I appreciate how Steven Pressfield writes about it and uses it, but an overuse sets up the situation in which anytime we don't want to do something, it's Resistance at fault. Understanding Resistance as an external force … [Read more...] about Are You the Root of Your Own Resistance?
I tweeted this yesterday and it confused a lot of people. It's cryptic, I know, and the first statement is also really obvious. But I'll give the context so that we can dig a little deeper. It's not uncommon for us to reach a phase in our lives when we have an abundance of good things happening … [Read more...] about Today Is Two Weeks From Two Weeks Ago
Once you're there, you'll have what you need. You'll do great things and change the world. But now, you're so small and powerless. At least that's how it seems. No matter where you are or how far you've traveled, the world will always begin at your feet. You'll have whatever you'll have. You'll … [Read more...] about The World Will Always Begin At Your Feet