Archive for November, 2013

My TEDx Talk Video!! Watch here please and share the message!

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxkBqFbbAP0 A shadow flew tempest around me like a specter trying to find its way back to possessing my heart. Announcing to the world that I had once been locked as a child in a mental hospital for my learning difficulties, my fear blanketed me offstage at TEDx Bellingham. "What if I ...

How do I shape up?

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

  In school, I had learned tricks to appear like a verbal learner, disguising my own learning style to fit my round peg into a square hole. I couldn't memorize the alphabet without taking picture images of "chunks" of the sequence. This made it easier, as I typically wrote my letters in ...

Seeing my wife’s point of view

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

  My wife amazes me with her artistic eye. Walking with her yesterday felt like being drawn into a three dimensional painting. She sees things I do not and crouches to the ground to capture it in her lens, turning her camera from one angle to the next.  And a new world ...

Luminous beings are we

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

A young man chided me this morning for using a quote from Gandhi in reference to physical exercise as a way of developing mental will power to face life challenges. The young man believed Gandhi wasn't speaking about exercise but about "the spiritual path, NOT mundane exercise." It disappoints me when ...

Prepare don’t merely plan

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

  I cannot hand write the same letter twice; a fact I had discovered by the teacher rapping my knuckles with a ruler. For decades, I had thought it an impediment. But my mother supplied me with an endless array of art journals, and although my handwriting never improved, my journals ...

Impossible to fail

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

  Act as though you cannot fail but keep a humble spirit. I strove for that dual imperative all my life, but now I realize the flaw it holds. Don't act. You are not capable of failure, even if you quit, falter or hesitate. You either succeed or grow but sometimes both. Don't ...

Full of Wonder

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

    The more that I explore, study and practice, the less I feel that I know, for as the box in which my mind and heart have been encased expands, the horizon ever widens. This mystery leaves me in a perpetually increasing state of wonderment. How absolutely breathtaking you all are. After ...

Only look down on someone when…

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Want to lift weights? Lift someone's spirits. Want to exercise? Exercise your right to help others. Want to grow muscle? Start with your heart. a2a_linkname="Only look down on someone when...";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=1868";

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

When I was 22, ignoring simple eating and meal timing, I had thought working out heavier and burning more calories would build muscle and burn fat. Now at 44, I realize simple eating and meal timing isn't a trick or even a tool but the way that we individualize our lifestyle. ...

Will to be strong

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

  No matter background or walk of life, regardless of culture or strata, despite others' diagnosis or claim, thousands of students have become my sample study proving beyond any doubt, that the will power to overcome dominating force (including our own of over ourself) grows in direct proportion to the difficulties ...