JumpStart – Yama #3 – ASTEYA

SYNOPSIS The third of the Hindu Yamas is ASTEYA — non-stealing. In the sense of this ancient tradition, not stealing means more than not taking people's stuff. It means not stealing their ideas, not stealing their good name by spreading gossip, not stealing their...

JumpStart – Yama #2 – SATYA

SYNOPSIS The second of the Hindu Yamas is SATYA — truthfulness. Whenever we consider truthfulness we must remember that the idea of “brutal honesty“ is a myth. There is brutality. And, there is honesty. The two cannot go together. We can be honest with others without...

JumpStart – Yama #1 – AHIMSA

SYNOPSIS Many people are familiar with the 10 Commandments. However, most Westerners are not familiar The Yamas and Niyamas, which are the Hindu guides o the ideal conduct. Unlike the 10 Commandments, which are just a list of “ don’ts,” the Yamas and Niyamas are a...

To You; Love God Tuesday – Opportunities

SYNOPSIS Ann Landers famously said, “Problems are opportunities in work clothes.” If you look back on your life, you’ll probably find many times when something went wrong; then, as a result you discovered something that could be SIGNIFICANTLY improved — something...

JumpStart – Maintaining Focus

SYNOPSIS Just the day I was in my hometown of Columbia, South Carolina and I was staying at an Airbnb near the University of South Carolina when I heard some disconcerting news. My fraternity, Sigma Chi had been kicked off the USC campus for a minimum of six years....

JumpStart- Cursing

SYNOPSIS Most people curse — worldwide, a preponderance of human beings curse when they’re upset (or more often). Cursing has been called the cause of language as well as a replacement for crying. But what is cursing, why do we curse, and how could we (or should we)...

JumpStart – Parental Evolution

SYNOPSIS Historical evidence proves that, contrary to what you see on the news, human beings are becoming more peaceful and less violent over time. It’s simple stats. You can see it very simply in the idea of not spanking children, which was OK with more than 3/4 of...

JumpStart – The Sandman

SYNOPSIS Currently, my favorite podcast is “Stuff You Should Know“ because I love learning and these guys teach you so much IN a very short period of time. Recently, they did an episode on the origin of the Sandman. It’s amazing how children stories were once horrific...

To You; Love God Tuesday – No There There

SYNOPSIS Gertrude Stein said it best, “When you get there, there is no there there.” Our very existence impacts the reality around us making everything we do important and, in a global scheme, ultimately important. Perhaps people of all religions believe in a heaven —...

JumpStart – Your Intention Span

SYNOPSIS You’ve probably heard the old saying “ inch by inch, anything is a cinch.“ In other words, you don’t have to make great leaps towards your goal, you just need to make consistent small steps. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that most people have what I call a...

JumpStart – The Traveller’s Creed

VIDEO https://youtu.be/rXlL4bpv0tk AUDIO SYNOPSIS Because I travel so much, and because travel is so stressful I’ve written out this little reminder which I read every time I’m driving to the airport. Perhaps, when you travel via plane you’ll find peace in this as...

JumpStart – The BullyCam

VIDEO https://youtu.be/s9bjJ3SIX18 AUDIO SYNOPSIS What do you do if you’re getting lousy service, or even bullying treatment from a customer service person? Please have an amazing day and I tried something. And it worked great! In this post, and share with you what...