Tagged with meaning

Dream the Impossible Dream (Redux)

I am I Don Quixote…The Lord of La Mancha…My Destiny Calls and I Go! When I hear this refrain, I get all excited-tingly inside. And I’m not alone, apparently. Last Saturday night I sat in a packed theatre with a bunch of other people, all of us watching Don Quixote’s magical quest unfold and letting … Continue reading

Kind of Like In Life

Kind of Like In Life

So. I wasn’t going to write this week because I’m immersed in seeing clients, consulting with my mentor, getting ready for a weekend out-of-town, and lots of other stuff. And right now I’m preparing to finish some paperwork that must be completed today. OK, to be perfectly honest I’m procrastinating. Eating a cookie. Sitting in a chair. … Continue reading

Love and Work

Love and Work

During the past ten years I’ve had tons of conversations with clients about work. So it’s sort of surprising that I don’t write much about it. Maybe that’s because I’ve listened to so many stories: the dreams and yearnings, the suffering and sadness. The elation of finally moving towards a calling; the sheer frustration of … Continue reading

A Day Spent Outside

I was nothing more than forest. Through wind, fog, and rain, I saw life more clearly than ever before. ~Robin Easton Last Saturday was special because I spent most of my day outside. The adventure began in the early afternoon, with a trip to the University of California, Davis (UCD) arboretum. This beautiful garden spot … Continue reading

Dreaming and Awakening

I’m busy this week. And about a thousand miles away from summer’s dance of laziness. It’s good, though. A different kind of dance. If July and August were a slow, languid waltz, then September is shaping up to be a peppy, energizing quick step. But I’m lucky. I love my work and when fall rolls … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: Life As Collage

IN MY DAY, I’VE MADE MY SHARE OF COLLAGES. ALL KINDS OF COLLAGES. Vision boards. Treasure maps. Collages of dreams (the waking kind). And more collages of dreams (the sleeping kind). Even a collage of carefully selected images meant to reflect my purpose in life, the pith of who I am and where I’m going. A … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: Stuff and Meaning

THIS IS AN ORDINARY POTTED PLANT. I don’t even know its botanical name. But perched on a shelf or a table, garnering a brief glance now and then, it leads a rather ordinary existence. Let’s just put it this way: the plant flies low under the radar. For all that though, it has an unusual … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: An Invitation to Dance

You can dance your life, and in dancing your life you can lead the life you want to have. -Anna Halprin WHERE IN YOUR LIFE DID YOU STOP DANCING? If you were here last week, you know I proposed that this question begs us to look in the wings for other metaphorical questions. Questions that … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: Lazy

THERE IS MUCH TO DO. Calls to be made. A workshop to be planned. Articles to be written. Tables to be dusted. Laundry to be washed. Clothes to be ironed. Meals to be cooked. Plants to be fertilized. Bills to be paid. THERE IS MUCH TO DO. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. As it sinks in, … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: A Simple Philosophy Emerges

In every adult there lurks a child – an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed and calls for unceasing care, attention and education. That is the part of the human personality which wants to develop and become whole. -Carl Jung Now this took me by surprise. I woke up this morning … Continue reading