In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m not a big proponent of sacrifice, giving things up, or neglecting parts of yourself in order to achieve or reach a goal.
I’m all about joy and freedom now.
Sacrificing and putting things off creates an endless pursuit of delayed rewards and deferred life. It leads to what I call “Preparation Syndrome” — constantly preparing to live some day in the future.
The most common example of this in our culture is the act of sacrificing and working for years to attain a degree in a certain field, to get a so-called good job, to be able to afford the so-called good life.… Click to read more
Do you want to have a presence that’s felt when you walk into a room?
How would it feel to do the right thing spontaneously in any moment that fills others with joy and relief?
Do you want to walk with purpose and direction, knowing exactly where you’re going and what you intend to do?
These are all things that I’ve craved. Perhaps craved is too light of a word. I’ve hungered from the bottom of my soul, and yearned like my heart and head was on fire, for the kind of depth and purpose that shakes the foundations with presence.… Click to read more
I used to think that surrendering to something bigger than myself was a sign of weakness. I was raised as a Mormon and saw a lot of people in my church “putting their life in the hands of God,” yet they seemed complacent and lazy.
It felt as if they wanted God to do everything for them. They didn’t want to be collaborators with a Higher Source, they wanted to go limp like a doll, their lives being pulled along by puppet strings.… Click to read more