Don’t Rush to Fill Your Space

The project is finished; the meeting over sooner than you anticipated. An unannounced block of free time – an empty space – has suddenly come upon you and for a moment you are stunned.  After all, this does not happen very often in your 24/7 world that’s filled to the brim with work, errands, to-do-lists, emergencies – life itself. Shall you occupy it immediately by rushing to get tomorrow’s groceries today? Starting Friday’s report?...

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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

In these erratic times where situations, people, and the environment around you have become so changeable and unpredictable, the mind strives to identify, assess and draw logical conclusions… and as you’ve realized – to no avail. Reason however magnificent in its workings, is no match for the Divine unfolding that is taking place.  Observing from a macro level may be helpful but even this objective stance falls short of understanding the...

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Jumping to Conclusions

“He didn’t call because it’s not important to him…I’m not important to him.” (Keep the issue where it belongs.) “The bus driver saw me but she still closed the door on me.” (Could it be she didn’t see you?) “How many times have I asked you to pick up the milk? I swear I’ll be happy when hockey season is over.” (Milk will be overlooked if it’s a series final in any sport.) “He knew I didn’t like that restaurant but he made reservations there...

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Receiving Love Not as Easy as You Think

One would think that receiving love would be welcome by everyone. What’s not to like about love and what it can do for you? Here’s where the obvious ends though. To receive love requires the awareness of recognizing and acknowledging it first. Parents demonstrate love for their children by caring and nurturing for them. Their kids are oblivious to the fact that they are receivers of this love until they are old enough to step beyond...

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When Something Simple just doesn’t Stick

This week has been busy handling the media outreach for a major festival in town. I don’t know if this has happened to you where you’re supposed to implement something straightforward but for whatever reasons, completion of the task eludes you. I’ve not been there to take the call; I can’t find the information online; I’ve lost the person’s phone number who can provide answers to me;  I’ve forgotten about the item even though I’ve written it...

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Talk It Out

Don’t assume, take it for granted, conclude based on past history, chicken out, make assumptions, act on impulse, follow the letter of the law, do nothing, phone a friend, listen to your mother, avoid the issue, reason it out, drink to forget, get even, get high, consult the doctor, compare notes, get angry, complain about the situation, wonder how to resolve it,…simply get in touch and talk it out.  You’ll be surprised how this can solve many...

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