The Tortured Warrior

Not all wars are waged on the physical plane, within the soul of the creative wages a war the seeks to extinguish all hope, love, and beauty. This is the path of the tortured warrior. When I was younger I was always struck with a profound fascination for tribal cultures. An inherent beauty in exists in […]

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Depth of Character

“Our true depth of character is not often recognized until we must draw on its resources.  If we are constantly aware of our depth of character, rest assured, it is the depth of our ego we are examining.” Life has a funny way of presenting us with the exact situations we need, albeit our needs […]

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Finding Ourselves – Breaking the Wall

Finding ourselves in a world intent on making us conform to its standards can be a tricky task.  It seems that for many of us, the only way to be who we are is to build a wall between us and those who won’t or cannot understand us.  The inherent irony of all of this is that […]

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The Power of Powerlessness

The Power of powerlessness seems like a counter-intuitive title but it actual is a truth in my experience.   When we attempt to be powerful and believe we can control everything around us we actually prove how powerless we are.  When we admit we are powerless over many situations it allows us to focus our […]

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How to Dance with Disaster

Let’s face it the majority of life occurs outside of our control.  When things are going well, it can be easy to stay in step with the rhythm of life.  However, certain situations inevitably arise that change up the tempo of our daily lives.  Learning how to dance with disaster is an important skill for living […]

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Changing our definition of fun

How many people actually know how to have fun anymore?  As we grow and develop we are constantly changing our definition of fun.  However, it seems more and more common that fun isn’t fun anymore.   Our earliest concept of fun I can remember as a kid, that fun consisted of new experiences, new people, […]

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