Non-Zero Sum Game

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I believe in a God of love. My God plays a non-zero sum game. Growing up in the US where competition is revered and winning at all costs is the defacto standard - wrapping your head around a non-zero sum game can be difficult. What is the point if everyone wins? You see, love (real…

Death

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If I knew the exact day I was going to die, I would make a list working backward from that day to today of all the things I want to do before I leave this world. Things like walk barefoot through a field of tulips (yellow tulips are my favorite flowers), watch the sunset from Antu…

Planting Seeds

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This morning Joel was talking about how a group of scientists had discovered ancient seeds sealed in an airtight chamber - and when they planted those thousand year old seeds - they grew! I think it's the same with people. You will likely never know how the seeds you plant in other people will effect…

Adulting Is Hard

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I watched Big tonight. A timeless classic. Tom Hanks as the eternal Peter Pan. I laughed remembering the crush I had on David Moscow (who plays young Josh Baskins). I love the moment where Hanks says, "I'm a child, and I'm not ready for all of this". Don't we all feel 13 inside? Adulting is…

Tabula Rasa

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Bright New Day. Welcome welcome 2017. It's Sunday and life is finally starting to get back to normal. What could be better than a lazy day in bed with a great book (The Alchemist), tea, and the blank canvas of a new year? Ritual : Sacred Daily Practices. What are your New Year's traditions? I…

Welcome to 2017

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Welcome to what I believe will be The Year of Change. Can we all agree that 2016 was a massive shit show? I made a promise to myself to start 2017 with a Tabula Rasa (blank slate), to leave the past in the past (where it belongs), no looking back, no longing to change what…

Hearts On A Thread

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I was going to write a very different blog post today. Then D called, and we had another heart-to-heart. Talking about the state of our hearts. Today was a big day for him. A hard day. Like me, he has been holding onto hope. Hope that despite the pain, the fear, the betrayal - somehow -…

The In-Between

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Somewhere between love, lust, and friendship there exists a new kind of relationship. Something I'm calling "frilovers". Friends. Real friends. Who aren't friends with benefits. Who aren't in a relationship in the traditional sense. Friends who are lovers. And the basis of their relationship is radical honesty, kindness, and respect. It's real, raw, and lovely.…