I do not want to do today’s writing. It hits home with me. I struggled all day trying to figure out how to best address addiction. So, let’s just go clear, concise and direct shall we? 1. If you are reading this you are a high performer or are striving to become one. 2. If … Continue reading Day 345…Sober (or not)
Have you ever been called a coward? I have. Hermann Hesse called me one. He called me out for showing attributes and traits on the battlefield that I refused to bring home and use in my personal life. When I left home to go to combat, I never expected to come back. I said my … Continue reading Day 344…Mediation and Meditation
Hermann Hesse. Have you heard of him? In 1946 Hesse received the Nobel Prize in Literature. The places I have been with him I cannot explain. I learned of him from two of my ‘spiritual guides’ – Charles Cameron and my oldest son. I got to know Charles Cameron over at zenpundit.com – one of … Continue reading Day 344 Mediation and Musing and Music
Enlightenment. Very few words are as misunderstood. What does it mean? I am not enlightened – but I know a few people who are. I have spent more time than most with a few enlightened people. Love. One. Another. Go search for yourself. Go ahead and read all the books, watch all the YouTube videos … Continue reading Day 344…Enlightenment
Leaders: 1. You do not get the team you want; you get the team you DESERVE. 2. Your job is not to be likeable, but to be BELIEVABLE. A good leader does the hard work to prepare. A good leader ensures the plan is understood by all. A good leader always ensures that tasks are … Continue reading Day 342…Hit (hard) and help (harder)
The journey of Telamon begins in “The Tides of War” and moves through “The Virtues of War” and then concludes with “A Man at Arms”… From assassin to warrior-mentor to…??? To say I do not know Telamon would be a lie. To say that I know him would not be the truth, either. Every warrior … Continue reading Day 341 Meditation and Musing and Music
It was June 1999, and Prosser was about to leave Hawaii. He came to give Jim a gift, one that would change Jim’s life. He handed Jim a hardback copy of Gates of Fire, the historical novel by Steven Pressfield about the three hundred Spartans and their legendary stand against the Persians at Thermopylae. Jim … Continue reading Day 341…300 We are Sparta!
15 years ago, this very night. 6 December holds much significance for me. Dear Lord, forgive me for not bathing in joy for every single second you have given me because I know how limited our time here on earth is. Brother Hamoodi - can you believe we are still alive? If not for you, … Continue reading Meditation and Musing and Music