“If you want fear on purpose, get a future.” – Byron Katie Have you ever noticed what you spend hours or days, or your lifetime for that matter, worrying about is never as bad when it comes to pass, as you imagined it would be?
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” – My father This morning I woke up to rain for the sixth day in a row. It’s cold out. It’s the end of May, it’s supposed to be spring. All of my vegetable seeds and young tomato and broccoli plants sit patiently in the garage awaiting the tilled […]
“Good fences make good neighbors.” Robert Frost I listened intently as my client described how lousy his past week had been. Up to that point in our work together his progress had been steady, and his energy level had gradually increased. This week, however, he felt miserable, physically and emotionally.
“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action” -James Russell Lowell Six months ago an old, dear college friend found me on the Internet. We had lost touch almost twenty-five years ago. It felt wonderful to reconnect and briefly catch up on what has transpired in each of our lives. Periodically he drops me […]
Finally, I was able to see my lawn. After an unusually long, and cold winter it emerged from the snow, dead and brown, yet ready to receive the warmth of the sun and the promise of spring.
“Adopting an attitude of universal responsibility is essentially a personal matter. The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life.” Dalai Lama I was recently on a glorious vacation in Los Angeles. I took ten days off to play, rejuvenate and get some well-needed sunshine with my family. […]
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin The other day my sixteen-year-old daughter came home from school practically in tears. Sensing her distress I gently inquired as to how her day was. With animated emotion, she began to tell me about the […]
“Be the change you wish to see.” Mahatma Gandhi In the last issue of Along The Purpose Path I told the story of a client who’s been working to make a change in her life. She wants to grow her business while at the same time, decrease her stress level and increase how much she enjoys herself. She’s not alone.
“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” William Faulkner It’s that time again, almost February. Deep winter in New England. Not only is it bitter cold and everything’s covered in ice and snow, we’re still months away from spring. Although the calendar says it’s spring at the end of March, if you live in New England […]
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” Max Depree It’s funny how the seemingly simplest events in life can be doorways into profound moments of self-realization and growth. I had a meltdown this afternoon. Albeit brief, it had all the qualities of a full-fledged tantrum. It was no fun.