Matters Much

There is a negative Nelly living deep within my brain His complaints are always different, yet they’re really all the same The soundtrack he lays down is one of cacophonous strife A circuitous litany on the grievances of life He cannot see the awe in scudding clouds through window panes All he sees are heavy … Continue reading Matters Much

Many holes, no water: the pursuit of mastery

I’ve always had this feeling that I’ve never gone quite deep enough with anything to consider myself skilled at it.  The term ‘mastery’ floats around in education and self-development circles.  It simply means proficiency, but all too often I read it in terms of superiority or domination and for that reason I don’t like it … Continue reading Many holes, no water: the pursuit of mastery

Conditioned to the beep: becoming aware of unconscious habits

I’ve been working out to YouTube exercise video’s by the same trainer for years; once I find something I like I tend to stick with it, but my enthusiasm for exercise has been waning a bit lately. My brother recommended another YouTube trainer and their videos have breathed new life into my morning exercise routine.  … Continue reading Conditioned to the beep: becoming aware of unconscious habits

I used to be indecisive but now I’m just not sure: letting go of old stories to make way for new adventures

We’re all made up of stories: stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, stories we tell ourselves about our relationship with other people and about the world.  I have a few stories I’ve been working on overcoming, but I still find myself stuck in them once in a while. Life’s been running away with me a … Continue reading I used to be indecisive but now I’m just not sure: letting go of old stories to make way for new adventures