How to Know What You Must Learn Next

How to Know What You Must Learn Next

“Every man on this planet is taking his initiation in love.”                     – Florence Shinn, The Game of Life and How to Play It Initiations in love can be painful because they require that we learn disturbing things about ourselves, that we...
Planning for the Life You Want

Planning for the Life You Want

Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston Churchill I haven’t always been as intentional about the life I want to live as I am now. And I haven’t always been as successful at getting what I want. Now I know...
Dad, Show Us How to Change

Dad, Show Us How to Change

Fathers can show their children how to change by pursuing their own emergence. But my dad did not know that we are emergent beings in an emergent universe. He didn’t know that our assignment in life is to grow and develop. To emerge. To change. Dad never spoke about...
My Victory Over Fear

My Victory Over Fear

The Origins of a Fear I was the recipient of some bullying as a skinny young kid. One older boy in my neighborhood entertained himself with me occasionally by trapping me in our garage and threatening to beat me up if I tried to get out. Later, tougher kids would...
Emergence and Sustained Poise

Emergence and Sustained Poise

In Where Should We Look for Our Own Emergence?, I began the search for our emergence in our self-pity, “Our worst enemy,” as Helen Keller said. Feeling sorry for ourselves about certain elements of our lives, we invent victim stories that place the blame for our...