LAUNCH: The Work is Life Campaign

Wikipedia defines work-life balance as a “concept including proper prioritizing between ‘work’ (career and ambition) and ‘lifestyle’ (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation).” Surely, you’ve at least heard the term thrown about here or there. Sometimes it’s a simple discussion of whether employer requirements or pure workaholism prevents people from eating food and playingContinue reading “LAUNCH: The Work is Life Campaign”

Standing Sun, Standing Man

Given that it’s Midsummer’s Afternoon, I am not going to take up very much of your time with talk. This isn’t the time for talk – or for reading and writing, really. This is the time to stand beneath the standing sun, feel the fire, and prepare yourself to carry that fire onward into theContinue reading “Standing Sun, Standing Man”

XVIII: Fixing the Table by Flipping It

This post is the eighteenth of sixty-four in our Days of Change series exploring each hexagram of the ancient Chinese I Ching one by one. To sample others in this series – or go wild and read from the beginning – go here. Sorry Baby Boomers, but this question is for everyone else: how many timesContinue reading “XVIII: Fixing the Table by Flipping It”

Spiritual Bullshit

Wednesday was May Day. You may know that, but you probably didn’t think about it very much. It’s just one more bright holiday in which we don’t really get to participate in this joyless culture of ours. I’ve talked about this many times. We generally blow the holidays we manage to celebrate and skip altogetherContinue reading “Spiritual Bullshit”

Revolution Starts at Home: Introducing the WEEKLY WAKE-UP CHALLENGE

The most interesting and unique thing about the Weekly Wake-Up Challenge of 2013 is that it consists entirely of things we should be doing every day, all the time. That’s it. Are you up for that? Dare you accept the challenge to stand up and do what you’re supposed to be doing anyway? What ifContinue reading “Revolution Starts at Home: Introducing the WEEKLY WAKE-UP CHALLENGE”

Who was Jesus? (¡Viva Yeshua bar Alaha!)

’The kingdom of God is not coming with things that  can be observed; nor will they say, “Look, here it is!” or “There it is!” For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you. Oddly, something we actually haven’t discussed specifically is Christmas Day itself, the day when we celebrate rampant consumerism, Coca-Cola, andContinue reading “Who was Jesus? (¡Viva Yeshua bar Alaha!)”