Finding Meaning

“Suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.” ~Victor Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning” We have all heard the phrase, “what does not kill me makes me stronger.”  Let’s face it, some of us have had some pretty bad things happen in our lives…terrifying, heart-wrenching things.  Things we do not want… Read More

Friction

Ilya Prigogine, a Nobel Prize winning physicist, has a theory called “dissipative structures.”  This theory states that friction is a fundamental property of nature and that nothing grows without it…not a mountain, pearl or person.  Prigogine states that the key to growth is fragility, or the capacity for being “shaken up.”  Now let’s pause for… Read More

Are You Blind?

The Smithsonian recently published an article on “inattentional blindness,” or in other words selective attention.  The article was written based on an experimental minute and a half video asking viewers to count how many times a ball is caught by the individuals in white shirts (www.smithsonian.com/gorilla).  There is something amazing that over 50% of the… Read More

The Purpose of Pain

“Until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing, you will stay the same.” The pain was unbearable.  It didn’t seem to matter which way I moved to try to get some relief, it persisted and was gut wrenching.  I had it for going on 5 days and no one… Read More