The shooting that took place on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was tragic and heartbreaking. But the surviving students who are speaking truth to power are so inspiring. Young people are standing up and demanding change. Continue reading
On January 26, 1950, 68 years ago, the Republic of India was born. For decades a quiet lawyer named Mahatma Ghandi had led a peaceful fight to gain independence from Britain. Continue reading
Poet Walt Whitman said, “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”
What satisfies one may not satisfy another. But each person must seek their own truth.
What makes your heart sing? What makes you jump out of bed and race into your day? What makes you laugh? What makes you curious and energized and excited?
That is your truth.
Walt Whitman also said, “Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.” Before a million opinions and options and others who see things differently. Stay composed in your truth. Forge on towards your dream.
Once you have locked on to your gift, your truth, don’t ever let it go.
As speaker and behavioural scientist Steve Maraboli once said, “Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
In The War of Art, Stephen Pressfield said, “Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.” Continue reading
Author Brené Brown said, “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Continue reading
Later today, on August 21, 2017, the sun will be eclipsed by the moon.
The idea that two massive spheres in the galaxy line up perfectly for just a few moments is incredible.
I saw an anonymous quote this morning that said, “Sometimes, I think of the sun and moon as lovers who rarely meet, always chase, and almost always miss one another. But once in a while, they do catch up, and they kiss, and the whole world stares in awe of their eclipse.”
Are there times in our lives when everything aligns and coincidences happen that change our perspective or path or friendships? Serendipitous meetings or conversations or opportunities? We might never imagine that they could take place but after they do we are forever changed.
We must embrace those rare crossroads when dots connect and ideas flourish. When we see things through a different lense. When we discover something new about ourselves and our lives.
As the moon and the sun cross paths today, take a moment to think about how life would be if we saw it from another viewpoint. Upside down and backwards. When night becomes day and day becomes night.
The awe we feel for the eclipse should also be how we feel about our own possibilities. If the sun and moon can meet, what might we accomplish if we own our truth and offer it to the world?
As Buddha once said, “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”