Category Archives: The Enlightened Path

An ever-growing collection of what I believe are signs pointing us in the direction of the living the optimal human life. I believe that we can do better. I believe that I can do better. I believe that there is a set of practices that are indicative of just how civilized we are; and that we are individually and collectively responsible for making sure that if we call ourselves civilized, we truly are. It follows that I’m not a fan of “good enough”. Sure, it works in a pinch, or as a temporary fix. But it is certainly not my end goal. I wish with all my heart that it was not anybody else’s either.

STOP! Collaborate and Listen

I remember the day this happened. I was on my way home and found myself in the most baffling traffic jam that I’ve ever experienced. At every turn there was no way out. I took the slow moving surface streets … Continue reading

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Be the Shining Star that you Are

I’ve got a few blog posts in me today, but a bunch of other tasks that really need my energy. It’s funny because the one post that is going to get written is not the one that I would have … Continue reading

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My Most Heartfelt Holiday

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an annual favorite of mine. Every year, the day approaches and I wonder what I will do to remember my first and enduring hero. And sadly, the actual day arrives … Continue reading

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The Center of the Universe Theory

I’ve got a pet theory. (I’ve got a lot of those actually.) But this one keeps coming up in my thoughts. And this space is where I get those thoughts out of my head and into the world, with the … Continue reading

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In Our Darkest Hour…

…do we turn away from darkness and toward the light? The past year has been full of dark times for me and people in my life. And it seems the same for many who I don’t know. But then, there … Continue reading

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A Solid foundation

There is a little something that we people commonly do that makes me cringe. And it dawned on me that I should share the alternative to that cringe-worthy behavior here. I read about this in Elizabeth Noble’s book back when … Continue reading

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Patience is a virtue…

That’s what my mom always said when I was a kid. Patience is also a challenge, at least for me. I find myself exercising my patience everyday. Which I suppose is a good thing, although when I’m in the middle … Continue reading

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Down with Daylight Savings Time!

This is my battle cry that echos loud and clear two times a year. I tell everyone who will listen, and yet the sad truth is that I don’t talk to too many people. But now I’ve got this little … Continue reading

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Relativity Reigns

I created this space as an outlet for myself. My hope was that having this outlet would give me a way of facing what challenges me with a positive outcome. Given that I am still not writing as consistently as … Continue reading

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It’s all a Matter of Perspective

It’s been a tough time for me lately. Circumstance stacked upon circumstance has left me buried under what has seemed like an insurmountable mass of “to do’s” for so long that I can see no way out. Which is probably … Continue reading

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