Altar of Life

The word¬†altar is commonly used to designate a special elevated platform upon which sacred objects are placed for honor or worship. We dedicate ourselves to thinking mindfully and with reverence about whatever we locate – either literally or figuratively –...

Procrastination

Tackling an unpleasant task can seem daunting. If we put it off until we feel like doing it, it just becomes more burdensome. The trick is to first visualize the work successfully completed and then commit to working on it for just five minutes. Starting the task is...

Your Internal Arrow

Alice in Wonderland asked the Cheshire Cat, “Which way should I go from here? The cat replied, “That depends on where you want to get to.” Alice said, “I don’t care where, as long as I get somewhere.”¬†The wise cat replied,...

Resolutions, Aims and Plans

The beginning of a new year, month, week or even a new day is a great time to set new intentions. Setting them is the easy part. Actually putting them into practice is a bit more difficult. Sticking with the new plan requires not only understanding the reasons you...

Intention

Since we don’t have control over everything in our environment, we can’t always prevent our failures. Our successes often come on the shoulders of others, so we can’t actually claim full credit. Ultimately, the only thing we are completely...

The Power of Intention

Our desires give us direction. They tell us what to focus our attention on. As soon as we form an intention, our subconscious mind goes to work aligning us with the people, places and things we need to make it happen. Desires without intention, action or faith are...