FLOW WITH YOUR GO

FLOW WITH YOUR GO

It occurred to me that the most effective “time management” stance is basically saying “no” to all the things you’re asked to do – either by your own self or by other people — until you get to a thing to which you can or want or have to say “yes.” The “yes” is your “Go.” Ideally whatever task pulls that “yes” from you is one that you think will make some sort of difference in your life – one…

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PARADOX OF EXPECTATIONS

PARADOX OF EXPECTATIONS

Expectations shape our lives. Expectations are the stories that we tell ourselves when we wake up in the morning and begin walking through our days and nights.  They can either help provide the motivation for us to get out of bed or make us want to pull the covers back over our heads. Expectations are the stories into which we fit our actions as we move along our journeys by ourselves and with others to our own projected destinations.   Not…

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PINPOINT “ENOUGH”

PINPOINT “ENOUGH”

Probably we’ve all heard the teaching stories – the ones that make us all nod as if we know something, the ones that make us mutter aphorisms and wisdom-words at each other about the consequences of greed and getting more and more. The stories are usually about some guy sitting all alone in a big old mansion on a hill somewhere.  He has everything and yet he feels like he has nothing. (Usually the tale is about a guy, but,…

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CONNECT WITH NATURE OR NOT (Another IPS)

CONNECT WITH NATURE OR NOT (Another IPS)

Another IPS (Inner Peace Symptom):  a tendency to notice what you are noticing and to ask why you’re noticing it.  [Sometimes you notice things that call to your heart and your heart responds by dancing.  The best move then is to go do more of that dance….] Have you noticed the latest trend (especially after the pandemic lockdown) toward hugging trees, galaxy-gazing, mooning over wilderness landscapes and generally dissing our man-made constructs and urban follies? Going-Outside-with-the-capital-O has become the new…

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ALOHA AND GRIT

ALOHA AND GRIT

And now…we interrupt our regular post-building for an important public service announcement: As Hawaii trudges through the COVID-19 pandemic, PBS Hawaiʻi is reaching into our vast video archive to share pearls of wisdom about living with and getting past adversity. This campaign features brief but potent manaʻo online, on social media and on-air between regular programming. The non-profit, statewide television station, with support from the Kamehameha Schools, are building what they are calling “a community resilience program.”  They are calling…

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DO WHAT YOU CAN

DO WHAT YOU CAN

In the spring of 2020, world paradigms changed. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared that the Novel Coronavirus Disease, Covid-19, was a pandemic. This came after China reported in December, 2019 that there had been more than one instance of a weird life-threatening respiratory illness in Wuhan, the capital and major industrial and commercial center in Hubei province. The health-care professionals at WHO watched how the new disease spread and the effects it had on…

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LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY

LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY

I’ve got some news for you:  Just because you are “eccentric” (weird, quirky, odd, freakish, peculiar, unorthodox, unconventional, different…whatever you want to call that thing you do), it does NOT necessarily mean you are a Creative.  It does not indicate that you are Innovative and/or a Genius. Got some other news for you:  It’s all good anyhow.

BABY WISDOM

BABY WISDOM

As you know, I invite everybody to send in a poem of their own making that holds meaning and mana for them.  I ask that the poets share the back-story about the poem.  The poems are often a delight and the back-stories are always interesting. The following poem came from Andy Bia, a fellow online entrepreneur whose blog, BAD INVESTMENT ADVICE (And Ways to Avoid It), covers “the basics of the modern tools and markets” in the stock market world. …

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AT A CROSSROADS

AT A CROSSROADS

Crossroads are an everyday, ordinary bit of magic.  Each one is the meeting place of potentialities – where you can pause to consider all of the different Maybes of your mind.  Each one is a demand that you make some sort of choice. Legend has it that a crossroads is a meeting place of time and space, a magical but dangerous place where a traveler is likely to meet witches and demons.  Crossroads are sacred to Hecate, an underworld goddess…

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BEND THAT CODE YOUR WAY

BEND THAT CODE YOUR WAY

It’s a survival thing.  When a person is an Outsider — someone who doesn’t “belong” to a group of one sort or another for whatever reason — there is a kind of invisible barrier that rises up between them and the people who do belong to that group. It’s a very real divide. “Same” is good, the prevailing culture code says; “different” not so much.  It’s a built-in herd thing, I suppose. Every group has a culture code.  Every group…

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