Retreat and Advance

Retreat and Advance

As I was researching the subject of retreat and advance, I was struck at how negatively the military, political and business brokers of all kinds viewed retreat. On the other hand, the artists, philosophers, religious and scientists viewed retreat as a necessary part...
Really?

Really?

When you hear a voice within telling you not to do or that you can’t do something, what is your response or reaction? Do you believe the voice, ignore it, challenge it or do the opposite of what it’s telling you? Curiously, our brains process information...
Where Are You Going?

Where Are You Going?

When I was ten years old I took my first airplane ride. It was in a single engine plane with my uncle who had recently been certified to fly. Seeing the roads, lakes, farms, forests and houses from this new perspective showed me a world I didn’t know existed. It...
Transcend and Include

Transcend and Include

When in conversation with yourself, other persons, systems, theories, decisions, directives and approaches; how often is the dialogue filled with issues of competing values, opinions, models, thoughts, words and actions? How often are the opinions that come up...
Expanding Your Vision

Expanding Your Vision

It wasn’t until the late nineteen sixties that my vision expanded significantly and it was traumatic. It came through tears, fears and a little help from my friends. It came through wars, closed minds, command and control authoritarianism, segregation, marches on...
Heart, Humility and Humor

Heart, Humility and Humor

I recently read The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. They insist that humility is essential to any possibility of joy because it gives us a broader perspective of our place in the grand scheme of things. It...