S:1204 Quote: The Universe

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “We live in a self-organizing creative intelligent learning trial-and-error participatory interactive evolving universe.” Richard Thieme   Coaching Point: That’s quite a mouthful! Do you agree with him? Why or why not?   Copyright 2018 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1203 Principle: Blowing Leaves

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Deciduous trees drop their leaves. They lie there. Having ever tried to blow the leaves into piles – while the wind is blowing! – you’ve experienced an attribute of life which shows up in other than leaves. If…Continue Reading →

S:1202 Great Question: Right?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What is right in my life?”   Coaching Point: We always see what we look for. So often we focus on what is wrong. Some reasons are: – we get ‘juice’ from seeing what’s wrong. – we can justify our existence by ‘fixing’ it.…Continue Reading →

S:1201 Quote: The Opinions of Others

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.” Robert Allen   Coaching Point: What is so compelling about…Continue Reading →

S:1200 Distinction: Essence vs. Appearance

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   It is quite difficult to discern essence from appearance, until it isn’t. You can probably recall numerous examples from your past where you thought something was one way (its appearance) and then later, perhaps in a…Continue Reading →

S:1199 Quote: Each Moment

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Think about a piece of music – some great symphony – we don’t expect it to get better as it develops, or that its whole purpose is to reach the final crescendo. The joy is found in listening to the music in each moment.” Alan Watts…Continue Reading →

S:1198 Principle: What IS Real?

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Read a book recently about consciousness, awareness, and clarity, in which the author made an interesting comment. He said, ”Most input is anecdotal, transitory, and illusory.” My first reaction was to push back, disagree with him. As I…Continue Reading →

S:1197 Quote: Focus

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles F. Kettering American inventor and philanthropist   Coaching Point: This thought is pertinent to retired folks of course, but also to the rest of us. Where are your thoughts focused?…Continue Reading →

S:1196 Great Question: Remembered?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How do I want to be remembered?”   Coaching Point: Or do you even care to be remembered? If it’s not important to you, so be it; it’s your life and your choice. If, on the other hand, you would like to be remembered…Continue Reading →

S:1195 Great Question: Interest?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What if I looked at everything with open-ended interest?”   Coaching Point: Instead of anger. Or judging, ‘justified’ resentment, condemnation, recoil, horror, fear, dismay, revulsion, righteousness, or guilt. Or even instead of longing, desire, pride, wanting, or wistfulness. What if you let go of…Continue Reading →

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