This journey we’re on
Looking at the many intersections in life and questions we face along the way.
Life, faith, stuff
LIFE. Each of our lives is a hero’s journey. We may not feel like it a lot of the time. Sometimes we forget what the quest is about. But we’re here, on Earth, on this journey.
FAITH. We are born with a hole — something missing. Then we spend much of our lives trying to fill that hole. Faith is essential in that process. Faith is the stepping out of where I know I am to place confidence in something I haven’t seen or tested yet. If we didn’t have faith, we’d never take risks.
STUFF. On life’s journey, we carry around stuff. Some of it is helpful, some of it holds us back. Some of it we hang on to because we don’t know how to put it aside.
THE INTERSECTIONS OF LIFE. The forks in the road where things get interesting and choices are made. Mostly small choices. Seemingly inconsequential. Until we one day realize that together all those little choices formed the fabric and pattern of our lives. Then we see that they made all the difference. It is here we see what we are made of or yet capable of becoming.
Routines and rituals — good or bad?
What do Jane Austen, Igor Stravinsky, Franz Kafka, Benjamin Franklin, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath and Maya Angelou have in common?
I can’t …
I sat on the floor in the living room, staring at the phone. I was supposed to call about a job. But couldn’t make it happen. Because I had this limiting belief that rejection was inevitable.
Try to remember…
Memories are what defines us as persons. Sharing memories defines us as a community or tribe. Connects us with others. Helps us know who we are.
When is enough enough?
On one end is total clutter that buries us in stuff. On the other is minimalism with no (or just a few) possessions. Where do you land on that scale?
A lifetime of learning or learning for a lifetime
I once said: “I’m tired of being in school after 14 years. I want to go and do something else for a while. I’m done learning.” A while later I was headed for college…
Hiking in the Swiss Alps sounded like a really fun thing to do. Sunny day, good company. Everything so perfect. And I almost died that day.
A moment that changed everything
She looked around the room and asked, loud enough so everyone would hear: “Does anyone here know Berlin?”