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Daily Obstruction: Falling into a Pit

24 Aug



Falling into a Pit


Some people lead with fear.  I lead with love – blindly.

Daily Obstruction: State of Being and Process of Becoming

23 Aug



State of Being and Process of Becoming


Defeat is not failure.  Failure is giving up, not trying, dropping out.  Failure is a mental state.  Defeat is part of a process.  One can be defeated but not be a failure.

Daily Obstruction: Doubt & Certainty

27 Jul


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Doubt & Certainty


If you hit rock bottom, at least you’re on solid ground.

Daily Obstruction: Disguises

19 Jul

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Fear is real, though the cause of the fear may be only a disguise.

Daily Obstruction: Gradual Radical Break

26 Jun


Gradual Radical Break


Next time you feel as if progress is slow and that you are being held back, remember, it took about 250 million years for the first fish to pop its head above water and even think about crawling on land.  No doubt, all the other fish said that fish had flipped its lid.

Daily Obstruction: The Keep and The Breach

16 Jun

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The Keep and the Breach


The same walls that defend you also prevent you from accepting help.  The very same mote that protects your vulnerabilities also keeps love at bay.  To open your heart is Pandora’s Box in reverse – it lets in all gifts, including those that may be hard to accept.



Daily Obstruction: Dangerous Disguises

5 May


Dangerous Disguises


As if upon a puppet stage, inside the angry monster is a small, scared, vulnerable child pulling the levers and speaking into a voice-transforming amplifier, frightening all who behold the beast.  But none is more scared by the sight than the child beholding its monstrous self.