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Fare you well, my honey

June 18th, 2015 by

CS spot light lowresI was watching 20 feet from Stardom the other night and was struck by something Sting said about life and in reference to the music industry and talent.

It’s not a level playing field. It never is a level playing field. You come into life understanding that. It’s not about fairness. It’s not really about talent. It’s circumstances, it’s luck, it’s destiny. I don’t know what it is but the best people deal with that.

I think of how often Gates or Frances has complained that something isn’t fair and how often my response has been that life isn’t fair. And it isn’t. It’s more than that. It has to be otherwise there’s no story to tell. There’s no adventure to live.

We get tripped up focusing on the problem when the solution, the joy of playing, remains right under our nose. Dealing with what’s unfair means not continuing to empower that which frustrates but rather to rise up and respond to it. Love that the odds are against you. Revel in the very real possibility that you will fail. Delight in destiny and trust it like breath. We belong where we are. There is no place where our light cannot shine. How fair is that?

Stop chasing stardom. Let everything you do be a note you sing in your song. As music pours out of you, true stardom floods in. Your charisma cannot be denied. So…

Sing it, Sister.
Belt it, Brother.

Listen to the river sing sweet songs…

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Now Fear This

June 8th, 2015 by

Carowinds, a North Carolina amusement park, is adding a new attraction this spring. It's called Fury 325 and is built to simulate a hornet's flight. The track comprises of more than 6,000 feet with a lift of 325 feet and an 81 degree descent. Less than four minutes long, the ride's maximum speed is 95 mph. 3 words: No Thank You. And yes, there are lots of other 3 word combos that could be easily substituted, but what really gets me is that people will stand in line and pay someone to scare the crap out of them. Let's pause and consider that for a moment. What is it that we are drawn to when it comes to fear and being scared? I didn't get the gene that experiences rollercoasters as thrilling, but, if I'm honest, I ride them all the time. All. The. Time. ... Read More

Easter Reflection

April 1st, 2013 by

Nowadays when someone says or does something with precision, we often verbally applaud with the phrase: you nailed it.  The photograph taken at just the right time, the acting performance bar none, the three pointer swish – each of these heralded by a high-five and an exuberant YOU NAILED IT. But on this Easter Sunday, […] ... Read More

Embrace Your Inner Wild

February 1st, 2012 by

Africa is an extraordinary place to visit and Londolozi is the best place to experience a South African Safari.  My good friends at the Good Work Foundation have started a fundraiser by raffling off a free two night stay complete with game drives, beautiful accommodations and amazing food.  GWF is one of my favorite foundations.  […] ... Read More

Prayer for Sage

January 11th, 2012 by

This past Christmas a friend’s new born son developed a serious brain condition which required emergency surgery.  During my visit, I was moved by his wonderful spirit to write a prayer for him.  I wanted to share it. PRAYER FOR SAGE O great spirit, divine radiant one,We welcome Sage with endless gratitudeAnd give thanks for […] ... Read More

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