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 →