Truth and Consolation

Everything in the first list is true. Everything in the second list is also true. TRUTH Life is hard.* You are not important. Your life is not about you. You are not in control. You are going to die CONSOLATION Yes, it’s hard. It’s also joyful and magnificent. Which do you choose to focus on?Continue reading “Truth and Consolation”

The Consolation of Completion

I am a master of getting things done. Sometimes, it’s even stuff that has to do with my¬† growth, learning and development as a human being. I am a master of knocking out the dishes, wiping the counters clean, spinning over to the couch to fold the laundry. I am a master of getting thatContinue reading “The Consolation of Completion”

Consolation

I keep a book by the bedside called “The Way It Is: New and Collected Poems” by William Stafford. I pick it up when I want to feel more grounded. I pick it up when I need the consolation of plainspoken sensibility. More often than not that consolation comes from a return visit to thisContinue reading “Consolation”