Perception = Reality

Choose your thoughts wisely. I recently read Timothy D. Wilson’s book, Redirect: Changing the Stories We Live By. In it, Wilson explores the importance of redirecting negative ‘stories’ we tell ourselves about our lives, in order to motivate us to change for the better, rather than simply becoming discouraged by setbacks in life. To illustrate how this … More Perception = Reality

Time In a Bottle

“Live to the point of tears.” ~ Camus A – Z Challenge – Day 20 If I could save time in a bottle Awake again in the middle of the night, called to go outside. I stand under the stars and watch the moon rise. Inside my head, a song* from a movie I saw at … More Time In a Bottle

Let Go or Be Dragged

From its inception, life is about letting go. In order to be born, we must forego the cozy, wet, warm womb that is our first, most primordial home. We must eventually leave our family’s home and build our own lives. We must become comfortable with the uncomfortable truth that nothing is permanent. Life builds us up, only to strip us down to beggar’s bones in the end. We spend the first half of our lives accumulating material possessions, only to spend the last half figuring out what do with them when we are gone. … More Let Go or Be Dragged