Tag: Power

  • The Power of Nonconformity: Don’t Be Too Good – Thrive Global

    To be a nonconformist means dropping our fixation on being seen as a “good” people. In a Christian nation fueled by the myth that we’re all born sinners, this is a tall order.  Weaned on the toxic doctrine of being fallen creatures because we inhabit animal bodies, we’re conditioned to doubt ourselves. Yet as Ralph…

  • The Power of Using Awakened Awareness In Our Everyday Lives – Thrive Global

    Achieving awareness is the perception that our purpose is to organize and control our lives. When we live through our achieving awareness, our foundational concern is, How can I get and keep what I want? This mode of awareness is useful—and often necessary. It gives us the focused attention and commitment necessary to attain goals…

  • The Power of Taking Up Space – Thrive Global

    “In Mary Otis’s novel Burst (Zibby Books, April 2023) following her short story collection Yes, Yes, Cherries, we follow a nomadic mother and daughter as one wrestles with alcoholism while the other rises as a dancer–exploring ideas of art, addiction, and inheritance. In this abridged scene, after Charlotte and Viva have moved yet again, we find Viva in a performing arts…

  • How I Learned About the Power of Pause – Thrive Global

    Today I’m committed to slowing down and reminding myself that 30 only fools rush in. Apparently, I’m not the only one who has made 31 an unforced error caused by thoughtless speed. We see this mistake 32 through human history. Over four hundred years ago, in William Shakespeare’s immortal play Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence…