Category Archives: Acceptance

From Catastrophe to Change

Every now and again a story comes along and serves as a mirror to my inner life.  Good stories allow me to put a face to my thoughts.  Sometimes the face so resembles me it’s scary, funny, illuminating, and maybe even healing.  This little fable on catastrophic thinking made me laugh, cry, and scream all at the same time, and turned the mirror on my … Continue reading From Catastrophe to Change »

A Thought on Turning 70

This past week I turned 70 and for whatever reason this birthday has captured my attention.  After years of paying little mind to the passing of time this particular birthday found me asking what I’ve learned about living a meaningful life. Hard question.  A lot crossed my mind, but after much thought I’d say the keys to a successful life are keeping yourself rigorously honest, … Continue reading A Thought on Turning 70 »

Return to India

Sometimes in my life I have stumbled into lessons that seem unusual and unconventional.  On my recent trip to Mumbai, India I found myself a student once again.  The topic was acceptance.  I had returned after almost three years for what I hoped was a final round of major dental work, to an exceptional clinic and an oral surgeon who had become a friend.  India taught me much … Continue reading Return to India »

Surrender

On this centenary anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending the First World War my thoughts have gone to wars that never end and a peace that can’t be found. The Armistice we commemorate was not a call for a German unconditional surrender.  Instead it signaled a suspension of hostilities, a break in the fighting, a call for a negotiated settlement.  It was neither … Continue reading Surrender »