Tyranny of Certainty

Intolerance of ambiguity is a reflection of an authoritarian mindset. Being certain is comfortable. It’s the easy path through the dark woods of life. It’s a defense mechanism against the truth of the unknown. Assuming we know why things are the way the way they are creates a barrier to the truth that is continually… Read More

We Are Addicted

We are addicted to positive feedback.  We are addicted to being unique and different from everyone else.  We crave standing out.  Our addiction is fed by advertisements, information and products we consume.  Materialism is not the problem.  By going away from material or technology we stand out from the crowd once again and find disappointment… Read More

How Much Kool-aid Are You Drinking?

There’s one thing we all believe in.  We all believe in the story we tell ourselves.  This story is a composite of our past experiences, what we’ve accepted as truth, stories from others, our continuously unfolding experience, and the reality of our environment we interact with. The problem is this story does not represent the… Read More

Embrace Your Ignorance

Ignorance is nothing more than a lack of knowledge or information. By accepting and understanding our ignorance we enable ourselves to gain knowledge and information.  A child is naturally ignorant and does not fear or judge their ignorance.  As we grow up, our peers judge us by our knowledge of things.  It allows us to… Read More

What should we expect of the world around us?

My wife made an excellent observation the other day.  She told me the books we’ve been reading recently while gathering ideas for my Biz of You series of books over the last couple years seem to have a similar underlying theme. (list of books below) Our stress, problems and difficulties with life are an inside… Read More