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Daily Obstruction: Aliyah Offering

12 Oct


Aliyah Offering



I submit, I relent, I concede, I give up.  I forbear, I yield, I surrender wholeheartedly.  Like water, I admit your obstacles.  Like water, I am drawn.

Daily Obstruction: Metanoia

12 Oct





Life, I am at your mercy.



Daily Obstruction: Garland

10 Oct





The past is composed of individual days.  The future occurs one day at a time, like beads on a string.  The mystery is the invisible thread that unites the parts into a whole.



Daily Obstruction: Out of the Pit

25 Sep



Out of the Pit


The steeper the ascent, the more strenuous the climb.

Daily Obstruction: Order of Operation

13 Sep



Order of Operation



Dream the life before living the dream.

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: Traveling in Some Vehicle

22 Aug


Traveling in Some Vehicle


This thing we call “consciousness”: It’s as if we were transported from a distant galaxy to this planet and placed inside this pod we call “a body” in order to learn what we can while we’re here.  When our mission is over, we will return home and use this knowledge somehow.  Sometimes it is very lonely on this distant planet and we miss our home across the stars.

Daily Obstruction: Misadventure

18 Aug





“Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” the saying goes.  Sometimes the only thing gained is pain, disappointment, and bitter knowledge.

Daily Obstruction: Stages

3 Aug

6th patriarch



Admitting defeat is different from tasting it.

Daily Obstruction: Longevity

29 Jul



Seems Tautological, But It’s Not


The key to longevity is lasting a long time.