Relationships

Serving Others Is Not Our Life Purpose

Serving others is our life purpose, Martin Luther King taught us. I used to believe it and repeated that moral position to leaders in my coaching work, even though serving…

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The News: Our Best Mirror

“You are something that the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something the ocean is doing.”     Eckhart Tolle (quoting Alan Watts)   We all…

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Dad, Show Us How to Change

Fathers can show their children how to learn and change by pursuing their own emergence. But my dad did not know that we are emergent beings in an emergent universe.…

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Getting to 10: Poised All of the Time

A friend who took the poise assessment available to readers of this blog told me that she scored 9—one point away from a perfect score.  A score of 10 on…

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My Teeth and Jesus

Phizzog       by Carl Sandburg This face you got, This here phizzog you carry around, You never picked it out for yourself at all, at all—-did you? This here phizzog—-somebody handed…

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Soaring

  One of my granddaughters, Madeline Hubbard, started a correspondence with me when she was 17 years old and still in high school.  We wanted to write a book together…

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Our Angry Country

    The stats are in: our fellow citizens are angry and even loonier than they were a year ago. NBC’s Meet the Press reported yesterday the results of national…

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How to Talk about Yourself Without Being a Bore

In a restaurant the other night, I listened to a man talking to his wife at the next table.  He talked at length about the factory orders he was working…

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You Don’t Like Your Job and Other Bad Explanations for Your Unhappiness

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t…

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Making the Big Turn into the Poised Life

Warriors face the oncoming time.  Normally, we face time as it recedes from us.  Only warriors can change that and face time as it advances on them.   Carlos Castaneda, The…

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