It's a question of how you want to live your life. Do you want to live in an insular manner, locked down with all "the" answers? Or do you want to stay intellectually thirsty and ask questions, stay emotionally thirsty and listen, stay spiritually thirsty and care?
Have you ever had this happen? You are at a cocktail party and the person you are trying to converse with is continually scanning the crowd over your shoulder. It is so irritating when someone won't make eye contact. You feel disconnected, angry, dismissed.
Of course the converse is true as well. One of the best feelings is when someone looks you in the eye and makes a meaningful connection. Read More
Perhaps you've heard the fable about the two frogs. One accidentally hopped in a pot of boiling water. When he felt the heat, he immediately jumped out. The other frog hopped into a pot of cool water that was slowly being heated to a boil. He swam happily around as the pot got hotter and hotter, oblivious to the rising danger. Read More
There is one ritual I really hate during the holidays: taking down my tree. It's a sad job, as it marks the end of the season. It's also messy. Dragging out a month-old, dried-up balsam means sticky needles everywhere. Most of all it leaves the house with this big empty hole in the corner of the living room. What was there before the tree? I can't even remember. But I took it down. Read More