Purposeful Direction

Faith 12/20/2019 You have to have move with a purpose and with direction. Without direction you may find yourself going in circles or even in the wrong direction. Where you are today isn’t the best you will ever be. Chances are, it won’t be the worst either. Then again, it could be. It all depends […]

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Current Meditation Practice: Think, Then Act

It has been awhile since I did a guided meditation. Honestly, I don’t think they were working for me. More often than not, I was falling asleep listening to the voice of the guide. Over the last month, I have begun a new habit that has been serving me well so far. When I wake […]

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Take Your Blows

Courage 12/19/2019 I remember watching the old Kung Fu movies growing up. It seemed like in every one of them, there was always an idiot. He was always messing up and as result was always being punished. The master never relented but continued the beating for each offence. I am sure a real life master’s […]

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Practice Truth

Justice 12/18/2019 When I first started reading philosophy in High School, I didn’t really know what it was. I thought it was the ramblings of a bunch of old men content to sit around in their robes and tell others how to think. And even though I didn’t understand any of it, I was intrigued. […]

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Letters to TS #2: Hope Tied to Health

Hope 12/14/2019 Letters to TS #2: Hope Tied to Health In our last conversation, you stated that you wanted to look like you did ten years ago. “Hot” was the word I think you used for yourself back then. But after a decade of heavy drinking, the alcohol has left its mark on you. You’ve […]

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Death Later, Life Now

Faith 12/13/2019 What is the one guarantee you have in this life? You are going to die? You are not guaranteed health or even old age? Only death. It comes for us all. No discrimination. Unless you are Enoch or Elijah, you are going to experience it. Yes, you will die. But you are not […]

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Train for Courage

Courage 12/12/2019 Those first two months in my new position at work was rough. Everything was new. My level of expertise was developed in a quick training plan. I had very little experience in the field to draw from. To present my work was daunting as well. What if I made the wrong call? It […]

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Useful Pain

Courage 12/5/2019 Right now there is pain. Physically, you may not be able to fill it, but it resides deep within you. What is this pain that you cannot feel? There is a place you imagine yourself occupying. It is a “one day in the future” place, and today is not that day. You want […]

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AAR – Spartan Races & Medical Emergencies

Temperance 12/3/2019 After Action Review: Spartan Races and Medical Emergencies Spartan Races The Sunday before Thanksgiving, I ran my first Spartan Sprint. I didn’t know fully what I was getting into, and I didn’t have the best training leading up to the race. The day before, it rained for fourteen hours. Come race day, it […]

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The Skeleton Keys #3: Give to the World

Charity 11/27/2019 I doubt it began with the Egyptian pharaohs, but they are a good starting point. They amassed huge fortunes when they were alive. And when they died, they took their wealth with them to their burial chambers. Why? Maybe they thought they could it would help them in the next life. Better safe […]

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