Underneath. Deep under the ocean, looking up towards a Diver and Humpback Whale.

Underneath

Although whales have to surface to breathe, they are able to swim down, below the maelstrom, and exist in the relative peace of the deep.

We have this ability too, although it may seem unattainable at times.

We have the ability to sink down, below the drama, below the turmoil, below the pain, and arrive at a peaceful place; but like any ability, it has to be developed.

Like whales, we have to surface periodically. We have to enter the fray of our lives, do battle for the good of the kingdom, and take care of business. But the good news is that we don’t have to live there.

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A man with the contents of his thoughts swirling around his head.

Content

You are the gatekeeper!

Not like Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters. You are the gatekeeper for something real: the content of your consciousness.

Are you aware of your thoughts at any given moment? What goes through your head in the course of any given day? How much control do you have over your thoughts?

Let’s address these questions one by one.

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Baseball and Life. An Empty Baseball Field

Baseball

“Keep your glove on the ground!”

One of the reasons I love the game of baseball is that there are so many parallels to life. This analogy above speaks volumes about attitude, open-mindedness, and the ability to roll with the punches. And that’s just catching grounders!

But the analogy doesn’t stop there.

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Camelot - a sword stuck in a rock.

Camelot

Have you had a period in your life that seemed truly magical?

When it seemed like you were happy all the time
When the people you spent time with were fun and easy to be around
When everything you did seemed infused with a sense of adventure and joy
When your relationships were deep and strong and gave you a sense of nervous anticipation (the good kind)
When we have those times, it seems like they will last forever—it is our Camelot.

But then somehow they don’t.

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