To Grow You Must Outgrow

We all want to grow in wisdom, in strength, in joy. But a principle often overlooked is that to grow, we must always outgrow, we must always be willing to leave behind and go beyond what, where, and who we have been before.

Choose Your Meaning, Create Your Experience

I was in Yin yoga. I was in hanumanasana. I was in pain. For those who don’t know, yin yoga is a practice of deep slow stretching, and hanumanasana is a deep stretch we would call in English a split. I preferred to call it torture, because I have very tight hips and hamstrings, and…

Create Your Spiritual Bucket List

Have you ever created a bucket list? A list of exciting places you wanted to go, things you wanted to accomplish, experiences you wanted to have before you have to leave this life? Probably just mentioning the words “bucket list” start your mind popping with images of exotic locales and adventures. Many people have put…

Every Experience Is A Growth Experience

When you’re going through a difficult situation, have you ever wondered “I wonder if I can grow from this experience?” or “will I grow from going through this?” You don’t need to wonder about whether you will grow from an experience. The truth is that every experience is a growth experience, because we are always…

How to Grow Up to Be Captain Kirk

Who among us hasn’t watched a movie as a child and thought “When I grow up, I want to be just like they are!” ¬†Usually, the main character has specific character traits that are worthy of respect, honor, study, and emulation The 2009 reboot motion picture Star Trek is no different. It shows its main…

Seven Steps to Living Your Personal Greatness

There are some people who we regard as great, who we admire and respect, who seem to be almost superhuman. Whether it be the amazing strength and precision of a Serena Williams or the genius intelligence of an Albert Einstein, their accomplishments seem to transcend ordinary humans like you and me. But there is a…

Unfold Your Wings

A butterfly learns patience. It spends what seems like a dark eternity in a cocoon. One day, its world opens up, it feels the warm sunlight once again, and these strange but beautiful new parts of itself (what are they called? wings?) start to slowly unfold. Once¬†they are fully unfolded, the butterfly can finally take…