Friday, November 11, 2011

Now is the time. Here is the place.
We are the ones. This is the space.
Oyeh, Amen, Hallelujia!

Message from the Earth:

Eat with me, but not in gluttony.
Drink with me, but not in drunkenness.
Walk with me, but not in recklessness.
Talk with me, but not in deafness.
Work with me, but not in selfishness.
Rest with me, but not in slothfulness.
Breathe with me, but not in wastefulness.
Sleep with me, but not in forgetfulness.

But most of all, live, love, and laugh with me.
There is enough for all!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Just because I can't see something, doesn't mean it isn't there.

Just because I can't hear something, doesn't mean nothing is being said.

Just because I haven't been taught something, doesn't mean there isn't something to learn.

Just because I don't understand something, doesn't mean it has no validity.

Just because I don't recognize something, doesn't mean it has no value.

Just because I don't believe something, doesn't mean it has no truth.

Just because I cannot taste something, doesn't mean it provides no nourishment.

Just because I cannot smell something, doesn't mean it has no effect.

Just because I feel alone, doesn't mean that noone's there.

Just because I don't feel love, doesn't mean that noone cares.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

You want new friends?
Upgrade your enemies.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

To sing is to pray in color.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Wake up! Miracles are happening all around you!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Remember the basics:

Breathe in, breathe out.
Love in, love out.

For all the rest, relax and enjoy the ride.

To get the most out of life, be ready to die at a moment's notice.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Emergencies are the catalysts of emergence.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sleep gives us access to the forgotten.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Grow with the flow . . .

Friday, February 13, 2009

We cannot succeed until we master failure.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Forgivingness allows freedom to fully engage in life.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Some Global Distinctions

Global
Global perspective: Considering the world, including its human inhabitants, from OUTSIDE or BEYOND the limits defined by national borders, language constructs, cultural training or “realities”.
Global context: Accounts for and allows for all human perspectives, and relates to every human being from the same place. Relates to language, culture, politics, customs, (also age, gender, physicality, economic status, etc.). as circumstances, similar to clothing -- sometimes useful, sometimes limiting, and always changeable and ever expandable.
Experience of global context: “We’re all in this together,” with shifting, expanding, and transforming part of the natural flow of life. There is no “them”.

International

International perspective: Relating to the world as divided by national boundaries, interacting across defined national boundaries, holding a particular affiliation to one nation.
International context: Accounts for and allows for multiple nations, with my “reality” and “rightness” defined and limited by the cultural trainings and language constructs of my country/culture.
Experience of international context: “Us trying to interact with Them,” sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes we win, and sometimes we lose.

National

National perspective: Relating to the world as defined by the people of one nation. Does not include or allow for anything else.
National context: All the world is ours (people of this nation) to use as we want.
Experience of national context: Us vs.Them, often collapsed to just Us.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Words are pointers to experiences of life. They are not the experience itself. When we relate to words as if they are the actual experience, we lose the capacity to experience life.

Words are powerful when they point to, or evoke, memories of powerful experiences in our past. They are also powerful when used to capture, and later refer back to, powerful experiences as they are experienced. An even more powerful gift of language is the capacity to "mix and match" experiences from our past, allowing for creativity. Perhaps the most powerful gift of language is the creation of new languaging to express new experiences, which allows for innovation and generative design of the future.

Words are least powerful when they are used as a filter through which we experience life. When used in this way, we can only experience that which we have words for in our past experience, and we miss the experience of life itself. We have limited capacity for creativity and innovation, because we have limited capacity for new, as yet unlanguaged, experience.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A measurement is only as good as the device used to measure it.
A measuring device is only as good as its tuning to what's being measured.
We tend to tune devices to exactly what we know we want to measure.

In other words, we tend to measure only that which we understand enough to know how to measure.
We generally don't know enough to tune a device to measure something until we have some understanding of it, or happen upon a measurement of it by "mistake".
So why do we so firmly hang on to the notion that if we can't measure it, it doesn't exist?

If we can't measure it, it may simply mean we haven't yet learned how to tune for it.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Creating engages the experience of life.
Surviving engages the experience of death.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Music plays the heart as language plays the mind.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Life is lived one chunk at a time. If the chunk in front of you seems overwhelming, break it into smaller chunks. If the chunk in front of you seems boring, make it into a bigger chunk. If you can't see any chunk at all, it's time to ReConnect.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

We potty train our bodies.
Why not potty train our minds?


We have learned to expel our bodily waste into the appropriate receptacle, and not to spread it around onto others.
Have we learned to manage our mental waste in the same way? Or do we spew mental excrement wherever we go?

Consider the benefits of potty training our minds.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Many of us are familiar with Lake WoeBeGone. You know, the lake that we fill with the tears of our suffering, and invite others to come and wallow with us in . . .

Are we as fervent patrons and spokespersons of Lake WeBeONE? The lake that we fill with the tears of joy when we recognize who we really are . . .

Sunday, October 21, 2007

We grow in the flower.
We shine in the star.
We explode in the volcano.
We nest in the tree.

We are the flower,
The star, volcano, and tree.
And we can move freely
From one point of view
To another, and come home
To each other
And to All.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

You can filter life through words you know, or you can express life through words you create.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Practicing generosity is a powerful training ground for being ONE.
Pitfall: If you are aware of being generous, you are not being ONE. It takes two for generosity.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Arguments win court cases, agreements win life.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wise ones wallow in their own stupidity.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

You can accomplish anything you are willing to fail at.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

External power can get you what you want.
Internal power can get you what you’re looking for.

Monday, November 27, 2006

That which we imagine happening, we create the possibility of generating.

That which we talk about, we enroll the world into accepting.

That which we take coaching in, we shift our capacity for.

That which we practice, we get good at.

That which we fail at, we build mastery in succeeding at.

That which we envision accomplished, we increase the probability of fulfillment.

That which we model, becomes available to others.

That which we coach others in, becomes a way of life.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Mine. Mine! MINE!
Beware the dangers of playing in the MINEfield . . .