A loss of anything can be difficult. When faced, there is initial pain that opens a void we struggle to fill. Loss is change. We call change a loss because something is no longer accessible in the form we are accustomed. Wanting what is no longer possible or resisting what is, leads to suffering. But … Continue reading Loss as change
Food for Thought: The wedding banquet
In all the talk of leadership, we overemphasize the big things. And yet, it is only from the small that the great arises. When we are drying our hands in the restroom, do we also pick the paper towels near the trash left by others? When we pass a sullied stall, do we take the … Continue reading About leadership
Reducing the volume
Let us examine daily experiences to identify the operating principles. Imagine you are listening to a favorite song while driving somewhere, when suddenly you make a wrong turn. You are now in unfamiliar territory. What do we do? Immediately we tense up and straighten our posture! The song momentarily loses its appeal. Then, we do … Continue reading Reducing the volume
I deserve better! I deserve (insert any wish)! Today, we have become so complacent in our thinking that we do not take the trouble to make a just self-examination, which would cause us to deemphasize “deserve” and instead emphasize “earn”. So, instead of the declarative statement, “I deserve…”, it becomes a question, “how can I … Continue reading “I deserve….!”
The soul as standard-bearer of company culture
Company culture. You often hear these words, but its deeper essence is not really understood. To clarify the concept, we must ask: How does the inner process of the human soul set the standard for what is experienced as “company culture”? Inner process is the key to this question. But what is it? To explain this, … Continue reading The soul as standard-bearer of company culture
Why do we have to remove our hats during prayer?
One day, an experience in school prompted my son to ask me the following I had never really considered: "why do we have to remove our hats when we pray?" In other words, why is it respectful to remove our hats during prayer? I thought about this for a moment then responded: "What is the … Continue reading Why do we have to remove our hats during prayer?
“Only what I can see exists!”
Some statements sound reasonable only when their assumptions are not examined closely. Take the following that is typically used to assert a position in connection with existential matters: “Only what I can see exists!" In the first place, we must be clear the eyes do not see, nor do the ears hear! How? The eyes … Continue reading “Only what I can see exists!”
Q & A: How does one live up to love and light expectations?
Question: Could use some insight... So today I let my anger get the best of me. I was on a call with a call center - rep was rude and confrontational- and I mirrored her behavior. Or maybe she mirrored mine. I feel pretty guilty and depressed over my behavior. Sometimes I find it so … Continue reading Q & A: How does one live up to love and light expectations?
Facing the facts: God is not inside you
During an enriching conversation, a lady shared snippets of a speech that someone gave to University students. One point she recalls him mentioning was that when we pray, we are really praying to the "God inside us" in that we basically go within to draw power from ourselves in order to fix our lives. From … Continue reading Facing the facts: God is not inside you