Creating Meaning

Nothing really means anything until we assign meaning to it. We fabricate stories, repeat them, believe them and then look for others who agree and validate our spin. When someone comes along with a different point of view, we judge and dislike them. Sometimes we...

We Aren’t Our Roles

No matter how strongly we identify with our role as parent, child, sibling, professional, intellectual, artist, etc., none of these paints an even remotely complete picture of who we are. Like actors, we play many different roles. Unlike actors, we sometimes get...

Caught In Our Own World

Every one of us lives in this world with some degree of self-absorption. We reside in a web fabricated by our own stories. These narratives are often so compelling that we believe our opinions are actually the truth. Our seemingly objective stories generate both...

The Truth about Stories

Almost anything that happens can be characterized in a wide variety of ways. You always have the choice to focus on difficultly or challenge; hardship or building character; stress or motivation. The enormous range of possible interpretations points to a undeniable...

Maybe It’s Not Wrong

Life transpires according to the laws of the universe. Without conscious awareness of those laws, your ego narrates a story based on the tiny sliver of the reality it perceives. The more sure you are of your partially-informed story, the more you see problems. The...