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 [...]
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
Nido Qubein American Businessman and Motivational Speaker
I’ve figured out what you should give for Christmas and it is perfect. You can give it to any one of any height, weight, gender or profession. He, or she, can live in any abode, live anywhere in the world and in any type of weather. You won’t need to match a décor, taste preference, [...]
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 [...]
“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; [...]
Last night I painted red lipstick circles on my cheeks and curly eyelashes extending from the corner of my eyes. I put my dark violet-red hair into short pigtails and tied big red with black polka dot bows around each. I looked at myself in the mirror and thought “How silly I look,” and then [...]
I once found myself standing under the cliffs at Cape Point South Africa; where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. I was making my way as far out onto the jagged rocks as was possible. I yearned to get closer to the water and wanted to surround myself with the sounds of the waves smashing [...]
About ten years ago, the technology company for which I worked, closed its St Louis office. I found myself without a job – not the first time, not the last time – each time offering me something new to learn.
My aunt, who had become a surrogate mother to me after my own mother’s passing, [...]
I like how my photography has helped teach me to see things differently. I like even more, that these lessons are useful beyond my photography. Here are a few things I have managed to learn and attempt to practice.
Consider the whole picture. How many times have you taken that fab photo only to later [...]