To become a master requires first and foremost to find the path that is right for you. It is the path of vocation, which is the expression of your purpose for being here. It is the work you feel you are meant to do. Finding this path is one of the most important, perhaps the most important discovery you can experience. Read more
Mastery is a beautiful thing when you witness it or experience it. If you learn to recognize and appreciate it, mastery may appear from anywhere. Mastery goes beyond competence; it is the combined force of expertise, focus, and inner power that exceeds normal expectations. For sports fans, recall witnessing a great athlete who seems to will his entire team to rise above what appeared to be insurmountable obstacles and find a way to win. Music lovers can be transported to a higher state of reality in the presence of a great performance by a master musician. We can be moved and inspired to action by a master orator or writer. A master of any craft can create outstanding results and experiences, whether the craft be some form of therapy, carpentry, architecture, art, or preparing a gourmet meal. We admire mastery, but how can you or I attain it? Read more
In 1933, in the midst of the great depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said these words during his inaugural address: Read more
I do okay until He shows up. He is my angry, street fighter 14-year-old self. He shows up in a rage, demanding to be heard, insisting he is right, and demanding control. He wants to hurt and punish you for how you have caused me to feel.
When I started to be able to identify that 14-year old in me and name him as an entity that is separate from my current self, then I could begin to deal with him. He is me from the past and is about the past hurts and insults and shame that I endured. He gets triggered by things in the present but it feels like my past. What do I do with him when he shows up? Read more