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Growth

For the sake of writing! There has been a hesitancy, even a fear or sense of dread, about writing on the blog pages of One Man Can. You see, the whole premise of the site, the writing, the coaching, the encouragement, was and is intended to lift people up, challenge people positively with their thinking, relationships, and professions. Instead, I found my own life being challenged and myself having difficulty being positive with the unfolding […]

Tao Te Ching: About The Way

The Way – cannot be told. The Name – cannot be named. The nameless is the Way of Heaven and Earth. The way, of how life happens, cannot be told. The name, of that which makes life happens, cannot be named. This nameless is The Way of Heaven and Earth; in other words, it is everything imaginable and even then beyond! The named is Matrix of the Myriad Creatures. The named, that which we can […]

The Powerful Story: Tragedy or Triumph?

“So, what are you going to do about it?” he asked again. Listening to his friend lamenting his pitiful circumstances, this was the only question that made any sense. Even so, instead of answering the question, the habit was to respond lamely yet again. “My day started off badly, and three years ago that other big thing happened, and now this other thing is about to happen, and I just am in a bad space.” […]

Opportunity or Disaster? The Bane of Change

A fog rolled in, quietly slithering in low to the ground, imperceptible at first until it was too late to escape the chill soup. It’s not You, it’s the It! What the…? Do you even know what you’re talking about? It! It’s the It, man! You’ve got it, and typically, we’ve all got it in some way, shape, or form. The beautiful thing about it though, is that It isn’t You. It just is what […]

Cutting Corners

It’s something we all do. We’ve put so many systems and structues in place to manage our lives from cradle to grave. Sometimes, they impede our progress and we shave a few inches here or there to get where need to go. I was asked if it was okay to use a service in a way to further a mandate even if they weren’t meeting the criteria. This related to a specific program meant to […]

Gates of Perspective

How you look at things determines what you see. Difficult experiences cast a shadow upon the lens of the soul, as many express the limiting perspectives these experiences create. Recognizing and making choices to push beyond a limiting perspective yields enormous potential. The challenge I’m finding now is combining head and heart without burning out.

Poetry; Life’s Bitter-Sweet Ecstasy

Gazing down into the rich creamy darkness remembering this emptiness of daily life textured rich as a chocolate fondue; staring lost in the black glistening nothingness swallowed by the thick creamy melt-in-your-mouth savored taste of life diminished bite by bite until, a pleasant bitter-sweet after taste holds an empty wrapper, recalls the solitude lost on the breeze of the afternoon. The wrapper whisks away to litter the landscape of so many untouched lives, scattered debris, […]

Anger | Bridge Over Troubled Water | Patience, Love, God

From the archives An interesting event occurred yesterday (June 8, 2006) that revealed anger to be an opportunity. I was walking back home after an appointment downtown in the morning and had an encounter with a rude motorist. I gestured a “what gives” posture as I tried to cross at the intersection, on the pedestrian Go signal, only to recieve a tirade of emotions. Equal to the opportunity, I responded with equal stupidity and responded […]

The Mind is Such a Tool !!

One the old site, I wrote a piece called a Spiritual Guide. It was written in response to a name-blame-game that objectified these little monsters in your life that sabotaged you. These monsters were called Gremlins based upon Taming Your Gremlins book popularly used by Life Coaches and Career Coaches. Still relevant in a metaphorical sense this book and insight can prove useful. Listening, however, I found that the focus was on controlling and denying […]

How Could It Be?

Yesterday I shared a significant insight from my own journey. It’s interesting to note that often a powerfully resistant question crops up almost immediately. “What do you mean?” It is a powerful disbelief because this realization places even more responsibility on my doorstep than I had otherwise felt real. This is where the sh1t has to get off the pot. I’m shaken to my core, fully recognizing and not wanting to look, that I simply […]

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