(This is a bit longer read than usual but please be patient and take the time to get through it; the rewards can be life altering). I was fortunate to be introduced to Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now early in my adult life. The book had a profound impact. While the concept is so basic – the moment we live in is all that is truly real; the past is just in our minds, and the future is unknown - it is nonetheless one of the most powerful and impactful abstractions in existence.
It is not coincidental that some of the greatest accomplishments – be it in the realm of business, athletics, arts or sciences - came from partnerships or teams. Indeed, under the right circumstances, 1+1 can truly equal 3 or more. When it comes to your health and athletic pursuits, this is especially true. Even for those who have tremendous discipline and focus, having someone to hold you accountable, share or support your goal, and literally being there during intense worko
As the Dalai Lama notes in his great book, The Art of Happiness, all creatures suffer, perhaps none more so than mankind. While much suffering – especially for humans – is self-imposed, this amazing earth we live on both giveth and taketh away…. In a time of great human tragedies that are going on around us, it can be almost impossible to fully relate to such grand scale suffering from afar. Recently I spilled water on my computer; it fried and almost ‘ruined’ my week. Imagin
“All of the buildings, all of the cars, were once just a dream, in somebody’s head.” Peter Gabriel, Mercy Street There are a few basic things in life that consistently make us happy. Connecting with other people. Laughing. Being healthy. Giving to others. Living with gratitude. And making progress. When we are moving towards something, when we are advancing, even when difficult – especially when it’s challenging – we look back with a deep sense of satisfaction and true joy ha