Tag: bliss

purpose

Golden Circle

There’s a popular TED talk by Simon Sinek around the power of Why.  In fact, he followed that up with a whole book called Start With Why, that took the concept in his talk (which lasted roughly 20 minutes), and made it last several hours, with no variation on theme. I thought it an odd choice …

growth

Expanding Worlds

Twelve times in the past seven years, I’ve read the same book about naming your genius. Twelve times I’ve come up with a name, then immediately started second guessing it.  Every time, I end up having to read it again, because I’m just not getting it. But every time, I expanded a little.  It forced …

purpose

The Curve Of Life

There’s a moment in The Wonderful Visit where the main protagonist explains to the visiting angel the course of a person’s life.  The angel, coming from a place akin to heaven, doesn’t suffer from death, and doesn’t understand toil or pain or labour or taxes or culture or society.  Basically, he’s from an idealized place where …

growth

The Search For Growth

I’m driven to find answers.  Perspective.  New ways of thinking.  The answer to life, the universe and everything. (Yes, I know, 42.) I’ve heard it said that depressed people often are more intelligent individuals, those who quest for a deeper meaning. I don’t know if that’s true.  I do know two things. First, that I …

joy

Joy

Every action by every person in all of history was done in order to bring more joy into their lives. Controversial statement, maybe. It has a caveat though.  Despite the fact that everything we do, we do to be happy, there’s a very key point that makes that statement make sense. We really, really suck …

presence

Presence

This is always difficult. It’s utterly critical to the success of a happy moment, but it’s still so difficult.  So many things conspire to take us out of the moment and into drama or worry or fear or depression or anger or whatever. Anywhere but here. Now. In this moment. And this moment, as the …