Jan 28, 2016 – Sometimes you just have to hit Restart!

Sometimes you just have to hit “Restart.”  A predecessor of mine used to say, ” You can start your day over at any time.”  Today was one of those days.  And I need to hit restart rather quickly.

The first hour or so is always a little rushed in the mornings.  The main priority is getting the kids fed and off to school on time.  For some reason, this morning I caught myself being a bit short and quickly agitated.  We weren’t running late; the kids were all in good moods.  We were making good time, and I felt like I had slept okay.  I could not explain it.  I simply seem to be irritated at the little things that usually would not bother me. Continue reading “Jan 28, 2016 – Sometimes you just have to hit Restart!”

Hope & Fear have one thing in common!

Hope on the Horizon
May the Fog be lifted through Hope!

Have you ever thought about what Hope and Fear have in common?  They both have to do with what lies ahead.  They only exist when we are looking to the future.  When I am afraid, I may be feeling the fear right here and now.  But, what I am afraid of has nothing to do with what is, it has to do with what MIGHT BE.  And here is the real paradox.  No matter how things come to pass, once they do, I am no longer afraid.

Hope, like Fear, is all about what could happen.  Hope is a necessary means of walking through Fear.  It inspires me to allow change.  Gives me Continue reading “Hope & Fear have one thing in common!”

Jan 26, 2016 – It’s Okay!

Today I am reminded, “It’s Okay!” This morning was much like every other morning. Wake up, lie in bed until the last possible minute. Get up shower, take my son to school.  Come back – finally, fix my morning cup of coffee – get the younger two girls ready.  Of course, this morning I walk in, and they’re trying to clean up a good amount of milk spilled on the table.  I take over the clean up and try to direct them back to finishing their breakfast and getting ready.  My wife comes downstairs, and now we’re both trying to hurry them to get ready.  We finish our morning routine; they hurry out the door.

I take my coffee and move upstairs to finish getting ready.  I’m only running about 5 minutes behind schedule at this point.  I go into the meditation room and try to quiet my mind as I prepare to meditate.  As Continue reading “Jan 26, 2016 – It’s Okay!”