The Path to Serenity

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and comfort and your heart will never unclench. Care about other people’s approval and you will be there prisoner. Do your work, then let it be. This is the path to Serenity.   Today’s…

The Broken Goblet is YOU

Love, love, love this little story a friend shared with me. Tell me what you think about it… “You see this goblet?” asks the meditation master. “For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. If…

You can’t rush greatness

A friend of mine told me this story about patience… A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it.” The teacher’s reply was casual, “Ten years.” Impatiently, the student answered, “But I want to master it…

Today is Eternity

Here’s an quote that struck me as interesting. Tell me what you think…. Today means boundless and inexhaustible eternity. Months, years, and all periods of time are merely concepts of men, who gauge everything by the number, but the true name of our eternity is Today Philo of Alexandria   We’ve talked about this concept…

Scouts: Chief Sequasa’s Mountain

I’ve enjoyed hearing Jax’s scout master share ancient wisdom from the illustrious Chief Sequasa during their pack meetings. Here’s one you might enjoy as well… Legend of the Mountain “There was once an Indian village on a wide open desert in the Southwest. A few miles across the desert is a high mountain, towering up…

On Change – Rumi

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi Wisdom can come from many sources — if you’re not yet familiar with the Persian poet Rumi who lived in the 1200’s, perhaps now is the time to look further into his work. This…

Impatience Destroys Goal Achievement

Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them. Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching #64 Impatience, Anxiety, Fear, and other negative emotions are powerful levers that often drive us to “push for closure” on a problem before a viable solution is…

Honoring Wives and Mothers – Solomon’s Message

You may know The Book of Proverb’s for the pithy sayings and wisdom tips, but did you know that there’s a wonderful passage that honors wives and mothers? Consider the following from Proverbs: 31: 10-31 Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than…

Overcoming Difficulty

Hitting a curveball…Public Speaking….Solving a geometry problem…Losing Weight…And the list goes on… All of us face difficult challenges in our life and that’s not likely to change any time soon. Unfortunately, all too often we allow the “illusion” of difficulty to discourage us, which in turn leads to feelings of frustration, causes us to complain,…

On Being Content – Tao Wisdom

Fame or integrity – which is more important? Money or Happiness – which is more valuable? Success or Failure: which is more destructive? If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have;…