High fidelity of B-sides

Let’s say you own a vinyl record album called “Fully Resilient”. The A-side would likely feature songs about positivity, strength, and gratitude with liberal sprinkles of affirmations and courageous quotes. Everyone wants to rock to the A-side. The B-side gets less play, yet it holds creative gems that tend to get overlooked. Maybe the lyrics aren’t as snappy or the scores are less catchy.   Continue reading High fidelity of B-sides

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Bigger picture unleashed

Walking the dogA dog that veers off, hell-bent on pursuing an enticing scent, tramps a haphazard path to pinpoint the source. This in itself is perfectly fine unless:

  1. Said dog is attached to a leash;
  2. Said leash is attached to an arm;
  3. Said arm is attached to a human caught unawares.

What’s the Bigger Picture?
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Paradox of boundless spaces

Sometimes there are places you must simply ride alone. These are the spaces of reflection, awareness and self-mastery.

You expose the deep and vital landmarks to guide you through unmarked, unfamiliar, and sometimes unfriendly, terrain.

You choose this solo ride because you are designed to explore expansive lands.

You “live the ride” because you already know that what you discover holds the power to transform your mind and heart.

You learn the paradox of boundless spaces: there is no room for fear.

The inconvenience of generosity

In earlier posts, I’ve mentioned how the conscious practice of resilience when it’s least convenient is the key that bolsters resilience multi-fold  (Occupy Goo). It feels counterintuitive, but getting through the “goo” is the fastest way to get to the gold on the other side.  Continue reading The inconvenience of generosity