You Have to Buy a Ticket

You Have to Buy a Ticket

There is a story about a man who—for twenty years and counting—prayed daily to win the lottery. He asked God on his hands and knees before every meal and at bedtime. He attended daily mass, tithed to his church and gave large sums of money to the poor, all hoping to...

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Men, Embracing Your Female Side Does Not Emasculate You 

Men, Embracing Your Female Side Does Not Emasculate You 

Men seem afraid of their female side. We seem to have a cultural aversion to being seen as wimpy or gay if you embrace the side that has traits associated with women. My good friend expresses this apprehension in the way he jokes about being in touch with his feminine side. He likes to say;“I embrace the woman inside of me and, thankfully, she is a lesbian.”

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Is It Safe to Reveal Your True Self to Others?

Is It Safe to Reveal Your True Self to Others?

I have been pondering this question ever since an old memory of a warning my father had given me long ago came up during my meditation time. His words of caution were thus;“Never reveal who you are to others for they will use that information against you.”

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People Are Doing the Best They Know How

People Are Doing the Best They Know How

One of the most difficult concepts to understand is that people—no matter how evil or unethical you think they are—are doing the best they can. Yet, it is factually true, because, just like us, they have been shaped by the environment they were born into and the people and experiences that have come into their lives.

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We Have the Right to Do What We Want, but Doing So is not Always Easy

We Have the Right to Do What We Want, but Doing So is not Always Easy

A muscular young man at my gym the other day gave me the inspiration for this blog. He was wearing a muscle shirt that allowed him to display the carpet tattoos covering both arms. They were beautiful, intricate and colorful. The combination of good looks and tattoos elicited the attention of most gym rats in the place.

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Putting a Label on Another Person is the Same as Rejecting Them

Putting a Label on Another Person is the Same as Rejecting Them

What is your favorite label to put on people? Epithets like redneck, communist, socialist, asshole, lowlife, uneducated, high-maintenance and loudmouthed are common ones I hear. There are others that don’t seem so offensive but put boundaries around the targeted person’s character; blue collar, conservative, liberal, progressive or overly religious. When we label others, we unfairly restrict them to this description.

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The Hidden Danger in Asking Others for Advice 

The Hidden Danger in Asking Others for Advice 

To seek advice from experts is a necessary part of learning new skills or information. It would not be very prudent to ignore the advice of a doctor, carpenter, architect, nutritionist, etc. if you need to get something done in any of these areas. But it is a different story altogether when you are seeking life advice for, depending on who you ask, you may not get something useful.

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