It’s Cumulative

People talk about finding the path they should be on or the thing they should be doing like it’s one thing and when they find it the angels will all begin singing in unison, a shaft of light will fall on them and everything will become perfect in the new utopia. …Details

Are You Trustworthy?

So many people have trust issues.  Their bodies and their emotions can’t trust them.  They can’t be trusted to listen when the body needs something even when it signals so loud that the message is deafening.  At best there is benign neglect, but often there is also punishment. …Details

What Should I Do?

Lots of people are looking for that one job, that one career, that one practice or technique or skill that is their path and will make their life make sense.  It will give them purpose, bring them happiness, fill all the gaps in themselves and how they are living, bring them financial ease and basically be a fairy godmother riding a unicorn which farts rainbows and solves all life’s issues with a twirl of a wand. …Details

Going Back Again

Remember that thing you used to do once upon a time?  You know the one.  The one that made you smile and that smile lasted for hours and hours afterwards.  The thing that had nothing to do with being productive or meeting a deadline or “getting things done.”  That thing that made you feel alive and even brought on some laughter. …Details

Time To Be Creative

As a culture we’ve somehow gotten everything upside and backwards concerning being creative.  We focus on the product not the process.  We wonder if what we make will be good enough, will anyone like it, will it sell, am I just wasting my time….so many critical voices. …Details

Inferred

Communicating live with a person is the original multimedia experience.  It’s not only about the vocalizations, it’s about body language, facial expressions, hand gestures, reference points in space, the environment…it’s a full body process.  To make it even richer we encode huge amounts of meaning into packets which we can then include by inference so we put our energies into moving things along. …Details

With The Grain

If you’ve ever worked with wood or been around wood workers you’ll have heard “Go with the grain.”  If you want to make something smooth, sand with the grain (the lines in the wood).  If you sand against it you tear up the wood and just make a rough mess. …Details

Balance

Balance doesn’t come from being perfectly still.  Try it.  Being still takes so much energy.  It’s one of the reasons that kids resist it so much. Our bodies do too, but as adults we override our natural and healthy desire to move with negative consequences. …Details

Overwhelm

Everyone at some point in their life (or their day) will feel overwhelmed.  There will be too much input, too much emotion, too much expected, too much….  When overwhelm happens we react.  Being a deer in the headlights is a reaction, it’s just not an active one.…Details