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Mantle of Objection

A stern heart, ye courageous one, dawning the mantle of objection. To inquire of something comfortable or even dear, its goodness and suitability. A task for the brave, to cut away unseen and rose-laden briars. Seek fault through an unfettered lens, seek it in the most sensitive of places. Discover then, opacity and questions and eventually…

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Here I am, standing upon the precipice, peering solemnly into the bottomless and abysmal eye of death. You may tear flesh from bone, oh wicked one, but never heart from soul. I am not afraid on this foreign perch, for my heart knows true love’s fire.

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Kindred

Our steps, fluidly synchronized, drifted apart then back together then apart again remaining ever patient. This old soul intertwined with mine, neither of us in a position to come together as our earth spun around our star once… twice. Dancing our song of admiration from a distance, eyes locked, and over time, our souls re-acquainted…

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A Practical Guide to Being Better

NOTE:  This is a work in progress.  It is meant to serve as a practical guide to improvement. A brand of madness brought about by choice.  Our conscious mind, driving a fraction of our decisions, compels us on occasion to usurp our subconscious by believing strongly that an abrupt leap from a lovely path into the…

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Be purposeful in the choices you make in your life. Ask questions, not only of others, but of yourself, when change is upon you. Only under scrutiny and in the presence of self-awareness, will your choices lead you to a place of satisfaction.

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In your life, pursue success and goodness.  If you cannot have both, choose goodness. Always choose goodness.

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The only thing that can destroy your dreams is your own unwillingness to move towards them.

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Forward Progress

I am not going to tell you that your routine doesn’t matter. It does matter. Everything you do in your life matters. Enjoy all of it. What I am going to tell you is to think big picture. Don’t allow your routine to define the entirety of your existence. Don’t look back twenty years from…

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There is only one thing to inventory in this world, and that is closeness, which is depth in appreciation and genuine love.

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Inflection on the Life Path

Again the gaze trains itself upon an inflection point, a beacon, an opportunity to shift. Fine lines crease ageing eyes, the veteran mind reflects… once again taking inventory of what is missing and what is needed, of what would be lost and would could be gained. The soul accountant weighs and calculates, determines risk and…

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