Have you ever been like me? Knocking out projects without thinking, not using any creative brain cells at all because everything has become so routine? Another request comes in with a reasonable due date, but the pressure of perfection is louder that the inspiration of curiosity?
I tend to get wrapped up in this debacle quite often at work. In a sporadic outburst I embrace a new creative course, get excited about it, produce encouraging results, but after the execution, I fall right back into the same old boring routine of normal work. …
Henry Miller on the Beautiful Osmosis of Giving and Receiving
“It’s only when we demand that we hurt”
Wow, just wow. For the longest, I have been struggling with pride and thinking I deserve more than I actually do in life. Before I start I will declare that I am not perfect and never will be, so I will probably continue to struggle with pride. The transparent truth is that I would not be human if I did not struggle with this.
However, it’s not just about realizing this truth, but in addition, leaning towards the One it is Truth. …
It all started in college with a ton of volleyball practices and laughter.
He was the libero (volleyball person with the different color jersey) everyone talked about, the best passer to come through Messiah, and his position was my position. I had no idea if this fact would make or break our relationship. I knew I had to give it my all and push to play my best despite his ability, but I had to also make sure his expertise didn’t boil my pride. I had to keep my composure despite having a good view from the bench.
“But hey, although the bench and I did develop a solid relationship, thankfully it didn’t last too long — as I was able to take the court after he graduated. …