Importance of Decision Making

I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure How did we arrive at our present circumstances in life? What caused us to become what we are today? Oh, we might have been nudged along by our genetic code, pressed on by our natural inclinations, pressured by our peers, influenced by our environment, and driven by psychological impulses, …

Our imagination surpasses our gifts of reasoning and logic

The man who has no imagination has no wings (Muhammad Ali) The man who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, Muhammad Ali, praised the value of imagination when he said, “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” After all, how can we rise to towering heights, other than by the power of our imagination? Our …

You are not yet what you were meant to be

After opening this newsletter and scanning this article, what is the first question that comes to your mind? Perhaps it is “What is the point or purpose of the article?” When chatting with friends, we often wonder what point they’re trying to make. Yet, we sometimes neglect the most important point of all; mainly the point of our lives, or …

Better than yesterday, worse than tomorrow

How ARE you? The next time someone asks, you may want to reply, “Better than yesterday, but worse than tomorrow!” Did you get it? That simply means that every day is better than the previous one. That’s the way we should live. Rather than growing older with each passing day, we should grow better. And we grow better by becoming …

You can have or be anything you want, but . . .

Most “pop psychology” and self-help books teach that you can be, do, or have anything you want. They deliver this message for a good reason. It’s true! However, while we can be or have anything we want, the same is not true for EVERYTHING we want. There are two reasons for this. First, our resources are limited. After all, we …

Curiosity is the mother of philosophy, religion, and science

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning (William A. Ward) The miraculous power that will drive man to the far reaches of the universe isn’t anything tangible, such as rocket fuel or time travel. The power that will get him there comes from within. It is his insatiable appetite to explore. It is called curiosity. Just as infants …

Conscience is not the voice of God; it is the gift of God

Did you ever hear of someone travelling to a distant land in search of a guru who would reveal the path to happiness, peace of mind, and a meaningful life? If you had the time and means, would you want to take such a trip? Suppose a spiritual master moved into your neighborhood and welcomed seekers into his home for …

The right train of thought can take you to a better station in life

I’d like to introduce you to your own best friend and worst enemy, your mind. It is an instrument capable of creating a magnificent life. As long as you remain in control, it will act as your best friend. However, if you don’t remain at the wheel, in control, it will run on autopilot. Without direction from you, it will …

Haiku – Good Things Come In Small Packages

In the West, Haiku poetry is a Japanese import that is almost as well known as Sushi. One is food for the body, the other, for the soul. Haiku are known for their brevity – just three short lines, totaling seventeen syllables. They are as short as a breath. And good ones take your breath away. A Haiku poet lives …

Harassment Part 3 – Keep talking. I always yawn when I’m interested

This is the third and final part of three articles dealing with intimidation, harassment, or bullying. The first article was entitled, “What ‘s the matter? Don’t you have a sense of humor?” In it, I discussed the causes of bullying. The second article was titled, “Don’t stand up TO others, but stand up FOR yourself.” In it, I described the …