The Privilege of Vision

There is an old proverb which says: "Where there its no vision, the people perish..." The corollary is equally true: where there is vision, the people flourish. There cannot be real growth, true development without vision. This is as true for the individual as it is for any grouping of individuals. It is true for …

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Stop believing, start knowing.

What do you know? What do you really, truly know about yourself, humanity, and the cosmic context in which our stunningly beautiful planet is set? Why are you here? Why are we here? Where are we going? Is our presence haphazard and our purpose socially constructed? Or are our lives set in a larger, purposeful, …

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Stand Corrected

"I was wrong." You cannot move gracefully toward a greater understanding of truth without a willingness to stand corrected, regardless of the provenance of the correction. It's ok to admit you are wrong; in fact, to admit you are wrong is to give evidence of the strength of your character, especially when so admitting produces …

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The Blessing of an Addictive Personality

A recent conversation with new friends helped me to see addiction and addictive personalities in a new way and I hope to articulate that perspective in a way that may help you to gain a greater sense of control, security, and peace in your life. Like most things in life, addictive personalities are a double-edged …

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Cool under Pressure

I’ve always admired people who keep their cool under pressure. This ability allows for graceful navigation of even the most intense circumstances. I’m sure you’ve also noticed that it also affords those who possess it a little more time to process, decide and act, which, in turn, makes them generally more effective in handling the …

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Try the Spirits

It is said that spirits pique feelings, which then coalesce into thoughts, words, and actions. Think about that for a moment. Spirits give rise to feelings, which then may become thoughts, words, and actions. Notice the use of the word "may." The feelings you have cannot force you to think, say, or do anything. You …

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