It was “An experiment”, Marianne said, asking African Americans who were willing to participate to stand. The woman whose comment caused the undertaking of this experiment (we’ll call her Kai) raised her hand, saying from her seated position, “I’m standing!” Kai was physically unable to rise from her chair, her wheelchair tucked in an unused [...]
A Zen tale from Carol Adrienne’s The Purpose of Your Life in her chapter on Transforming Obstacles:
“A farmer who had just acquired a stallion came to the Zen Master in distress, saying, “Master, the horse is gone, the horse is gone!” for the stallion had run away. The Zen Master replied, “Who knows if [...]
When faced with some of the issues of our time, I can find myself feeling defeated before I start. They feel big. I feel small. What power do I hold??? What difference will anything I do make in this world?? Who would ever listen to anything I have to say?? And what issue do I [...]
The St. Louis Extraordinary People Lecture Series begins in February and has some excellent speakers providing both lectures and workshops.
Neale Donald Walsch author of Conversations with God, James Redfield author of the Celestine Prophecy series, Deborah King author of Be Your Own Shaman (I’m not familiar with this book) and Marianne Williamson who gave [...]
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
Nido Qubein American Businessman and Motivational Speaker
I find the affect that the coming of January 1st has on me really very interesting. Though I think of myself as regularly evaluating my life and adjusting as needed, I get sucked into reacting to the markers of each year. Maybe it’s just a natural thing and the coming of the New Year helps [...]
Over the course of time we come to believe certain things about ourselves. But sometimes we start to believe and hold onto something that just isn’t true.
The seed from which we grew any belief may not be evident. We may have had evidence that something was true; that is, we remembered a time [...]
Some coaching clients of mine get caught up with thinking about why they are where they are. I hear many question why it was that they did not realize a particular idea or concept, before now. I see them beat themselves up over how “stupid” they have been.
If you consider yourself reasonably intelligent and [...]
When I was just out of high school and living on my own, I held three jobs to make ends meet. One job was cleaning the home of a Jewish woman. My former journalism teacher had recommended me for the job – most likely out of the kindness of her heart. And her friend had [...]
“There is an hour of the Indian night, a little before the first glimmer of dawn, when the stars are unbelievably clear and close above, shining with a radiance beyond our belief in this foggy land.
The trees stand silent around one with a friendly presence. As yet there is no sound from awakening birds; [...]