Showing posts from June 24, 2012

The Wisdom Of A 70 Year Young Woman

I have been blessed to meet a woman a few months ago that is literally a trough full of incredible strength and character. When I speak to her or have the pleasure of being in her presence, I am most certainly listening much more than talking. She comes from a time when the magic of NY was mostly inundated with artists and all that excites and ignites them. Not so different than right now in NY, however, this was when it all began. My good friend is 70 years young and she bounces around her apartment like a youngster in the afternoon who has had way too much candy. Her thoughts and opinions jump out of her mouth without a filter, and most of all, she laughs all of the time.

  This morning I had a conversation with her and she just reminded me of so many things that take away our power in this life. The first one was just how we assume so many things around us are the way that we decide based on our own filter, history, and beliefs. She made reference to the incredible book, The Fou…

Lollipops Disguised As Cacti

Yes indeed, we are instantly being taught lessons about we interact with others each and every day. We all have relationships that weave to work on in one way or another. The question is, are we willing to feel the burn in the interim? The lessons that keep coming up over and over again are the ones that we should pay attention to. The down side though, is that they are also the ones that we run from time and time again. I had a conversation that lasted over an hour with a close friend that I treasure immensely. During that conversation, my friend told me that I continually do not follow up with her when I say that I am going to when it comes to meeting in a social way.I did not like this comment because I practice a high level of integrity in this area and because I had reached out to them several times in the past week with no response as well. I saw it as the pot calling the kettle black immediately. Then I stopped and thought about it for a few moments in my own head and I re…