How Not To Give Up – Even When Someone Beats You To It

Recently I came up with this Great Idea for a theme in a book. Then went to read Steven Pressfield’s popular Writing Wednesdays blog to find he beat me to it. What is a writer to do? Find out here:

Perseverance with an attitude.

Every kind of manifestation relies on our sticking with it, with our finishing what we started. Through our perseverance we achieve creative and spiritual states we would otherwise not experience. In fact, a lack of joyful effort, of sticking with “it” results in suffering and unhappiness. Our perseverance is all we have in the face of distractions, resistance and disappointment. Evidence points to perseverance being central to feelings of lasting satisfaction. Those who persevere with their commitments are happier and more satisfied, and more financially sound. When we are not joyfully participating in our creative and spiritual life, we are likely under … Continue reading

Creating Conditions for Enlightenment

  A friend recently asked me whether I thought that the chance for enlightenment only comes once — if I thought I might miss my one chance to enlightenment if I was at the time distracted (like with alcohol). What I know is that “enlightenment” is right there all the time next to me, right now, always. Or better described as within me. It is my responsibility to set up the conditions for it. Just like a seed holds within its full awakening to its greatest potential; I too hold this within me. So drinking alcohol (for me) hinders my chance of … Continue reading