…[it is] everyone’s story, every last one of us could have done more, a creation or two more than we have done, and while it is our own fault, it is not all our own fault, and so I still feel rage at the cowardice of our time which has ground down all of us into the mediocre compromises of what had been once our light-filled passion to stand erect… Continue reading
How do you excavate the real Self?
To get the real You out from under the junk means dismantling. Deconstructing. Breaking down patterns. Stepping out of systems. Losing dependencies. Setting boundaries.
We all get stuck under junk in the same two basic ways:
- Other people
Fear is a primary motivation for a lot of our behaviors.
Sometimes that’s good. Fear is a functional response, and it serves a purpose.
The problem is that fear – this important, built-in alert system— has no off setting. That’s good, because you can’t always predict danger, and you need your alert system to be on when threats arise unexpectedly. (After all, if you know a threat is… Continue reading
If you’re wanting to be happier, to regain control of your life, you’ve got to quit adding to the junk pile.
The junk pile is the opposite of the real You.
And if you want more joy, more power, and more freedom, you need less junk and more You.
You figure out, of all the inputs in your life, what’s feeding the real… Continue reading
Nothing is really neutral.
Every input or output of your life is influencing you one way or another.
However, some of the items have such negligible influence that messing around with them is a waste of energy.
You’re not going to feel their effect, not very much, maybe not for a long while.
There is a time and a place for assessing… Continue reading