A young man with excruciating pain in his foot went to a Shaman for guidance. The man said, “Oh, wise Shaman, the pain in my foot is unbearable, every time I walk, it hurts more and more. I can’t fathom much longer.” With his gentle disposition, the Shaman put his hand on the young man’s shoulder and said, “Son, you have only two choices and I’m afraid the decision rests in your hands. You can either cover every path that which you walk in burlap or you can wear shoes.”Continue reading “#15 Attack or Inquiry?”
#14 When It Rains
It was an early evening in mid-December. The stars and moon peaked out through the tiny crevices of an already blanketed foggy sky. It started to rain just as I stepped outside. Has this ever happened to you? I would venture to guess and say, probably yes. I pointed to the sky and said, “Why?”Continue reading “#14 When It Rains”
#13 A Holiday to Remember
It was Christmas Day and my fiancé and I were seated at the family table writing the last of our holiday cards. Her Grandpa came over to me and asked if I could write a card for Mosca (pronounced moo-sh-ka) on his behalf.Continue reading “#13 A Holiday to Remember”
My fiancé and I were walking through Golden Gate Park on a cold and crisp Saturday afternoon. We walked through one of the ten lakes the park offers, each finely equipped with its own distinct character. On our way, we were pleasantly ambushed in unison by squirrels, ducks, finches, and a swimming raccoon. I’m not sure how the conversation started, but through the course of it, my better half brought up the term biomimicry.Continue reading “#12 Biomimicry”
#11 Sawubona – A Zulu Greeting
Sawubona is a term the Zulu people of South Africa use as a greeting. However, it’s a term that has a much deeper meaning. Sawubona means not only do I see you but my ancestors see you, and together, we acknowledge and recognize one another; we are both present in this time and place as one.Continue reading “#11 Sawubona – A Zulu Greeting”
#10 The Amygdala
Once upon a time before TV’s, WiFi, and subways (both sandwiches and transportation), early homo-sapiens also known as cavemen, would run in fear when chased by a lion. How did the cavemen know to run? Why didn’t they want to make nice with the lion? Well it’s simple. Our memories became sharp through experience and also because cavemen knew from other cavemen that lions are crazy dangerous.Continue reading “#10 The Amygdala”
#9 Psychological Time
No mater what we want to do in life, it takes time. The learning of an instrument, the building of a business, the courtship that goes into winning someone’s heart, or the accumulation of knowledge. It all takes time.Continue reading “#9 Psychological Time”
#8 Think Better Today
Today I wanted to share tips that have helped me get through tough days. It’s not easy to remain calm and patient in difficult situations, but sometimes a little dose of reality can put things into perspective very quickly. Check out these five quick tips to think better today.Continue reading “#8 Think Better Today”
#7 It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day
We have them. We can’t escape them. I had one a few days ago and it caught me off-guard.
Gratitude checklist – done!
Life is temporary contemplative type thinking – done!
Setting an intention – done!
Meditation – done!
#6 Can We Put an End to Suffering?
During my lunch break, I walked across the street to a sitting stairwell next to the First Republic Bank Headquarters. It’s become a welcomed respite from the chaos of the city, even though it’s within the confines of it. It’s a place where people talk with friends, check their phones, or like me, just sit alone for the sheer reason of being alone.Continue reading “#6 Can We Put an End to Suffering?”