Learning Our Leverage Points

Growing ceaselessly until our death, we have to shed the old so we can grow anew.  This idea gives credence to the zen story of emptying one’s cup. “A professor who focused on religious studies went to visit a Zen master.  While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen and its relations… Read More

Why shouldn’t we grow continuously?

We are a set of interacting elements forming an integrated whole with relationships within ourselves and to other systems beyond ourselves.  There is a structure and interconnectivity within our mental models that connect with our environment.  The behavior we exhibit is unique to our personal system.  We are open systems exchanging matter and energy with… Read More

Our Bubbling Spring of Intent

Intent springs forth from the center of who we are.  It emerges from combination of the choices that well up from within, the rational decisions we make as well as our integration with the unfolding situation.  Intent is our motive power that gives us purpose and meaning through the actions we take to achieve it. … Read More

How full is your Reservoir of Self-Reliance ?

Self-reliance is a reservoir of energy and will power.  It is the accumulation of the runoff from our experience, thoughts and beliefs.  Our self-reliance is the understanding of what our true self is and the inspirations and intuitions that emanate from our experience and core beliefs.  It is the value we associate with who we… Read More

Finding Patience in our Mental Weather

The boundary between the unconscious and consciousness is elusive.  It’s more of a moving threshold rather than a specific classification of elements.  This threshold varies with our focus, attention to detail, energy level, and integration with our environment.  The elements constantly change from conscious to unconscious and back again.  It is much like the water… Read More