Beginner’s Mind

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki.  As you begin this new year, take a fresh look at your life. Suspend all judgments, complaints and disappointments as you examine your life through a...

Shades of Gray

Life isn’t black and white. Your thinking shouldn’t be either. In his essay, Self Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson advised, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” You don’t have to fit every part of your thinking into a...

Security or Evolution

You can have a safe and conflict-free life if you follow these guidelines: Never challenge conventional wisdom, defer your own wants and needs, go along with what others want and be sure not to try anything new. Alternatively, you could explore new frontiers, risk...