For a long time I have had a mind that visualized vivid pictures of past failures and embarassments whenever I dared to attempt something that stretched my comfort zone and moved towards a more independent life. My inner censor knew exactly which feelings and memories could stop me in my tracks, and over time, all […]
I have always wanted to be liked. And growing up, it seemed like the harder I tried to fit, the less successful I was at it. It is a part of the hardwired human condition to want to belong, to be part of a group. Sometimes it is a deeper instinct – if you are […]
My train route takes me over buildings of the south side of Chicago, and saw a old church being demolished, showing the inner architecture exposed to the air. I thought it won’t be long before it’s all gone. Unlike other things, they move really fast in Chicago when they’re tearing something down. A week later […]
The young tree outside my house approves of my energy work. It’s been stretching and growing towards my door, and one branch reaches all the way to the door to brush my head. I love the feedback.
A sprig of lilac, not yet opened, but Enough.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The […]