Posts Tagged "strategic intervention"

How Problems Are Like Diamonds

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in All Categories | Comments Off

How Problems Are Like Diamonds

When we think of diamonds, the image that most often comes to mind is that of the valuable crystal clear, sparkling gem mounted in a piece of fine jewelry. They are treasured for their brilliance and, as most of us know, because they are virtually indestructible. It is the hardest substance on earth. Owning diamonds is a symbol of wealth and abundance. Even a small quantity of diamonds, a mere pocketful let’s say, might make most of us feel rich. If we saw a diamond lying on the ground, we’d surely pick it up and smile at our good fortune, right? But diamonds don’t come out of the ground cut, polished and sparkling with blinding radiance. They come out of the...

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Adventure Parable #01: Anxiety, Variety, Afghanistan, Grace

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Anxiety, Health, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Personal Development, Spirituality, Strategic Intervention, Wellness | Comments Off

What do you do when you have that gnawing feeling in the pit of your stomach? Do you “try” to push it away, ignore it, analyze it, eat, exercise, complain—or do something that brings a feeling of certainty? What if this anxiety, worry, dissatisfaction is a signal for the best way to find joy, wellbeing and deep purpose in your life? **** In Afghanistan in the early eighties there is a young woman carrying old film equipment, a wind-up 16 mm Bolex camera, traveling on her own with the tall strong Moujahadeen fighters. They are setting up an ambush on a road against the Soviet army who invaded their country. She is in an abandoned shed and starts to film...

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