The easiest person’s time to waste

Is your own. Sometimes it becomes so second nature We don’t realize how distractedly We operate, How slowly we reckon With things that are no longer serving us. From mindless scrolling To second guessing our every move To procrastination We can waste our own time In ways we would never accept From someone else. As […]

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Paving the Jungle

Is a fool’s errand. In our attempts to build a better world For the next generation Where our kids don’t struggle as we have Or experience the same heartache, We can sometimes find ourselves Running about setting down concrete slabs Along the forest floor, Blocking access to thorny bushes, Cancelling paths known to have snakes […]

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Who are your skills for?

For people with skills that society rewards-Who are your skills for?You have acquired something valuableAnd you are equipped to solve problems,Spent years to gain masteryOvercome numerous challengesAnd now you have a capcity to create change in the world with dexterity-Utlimately what you now possess is a gift.Something to offerSomething with which to craft the world […]

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Non-binary

We are not living in the Matrix. There is no red pill or blue pill to choose from. There is no alternate reality where nothing goes wrong And all your choices lead to exactly where you want to go. Real life is non-binary There are often several paths to choose from But the outcomes are […]

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Certificate

Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things you do NOT need a certificate for: Getting your hands dirty.Volunteering.Caring about your work andSeeing ways to improve it.Pointing out injustice.Holding leadership accountable.Taking responsibility.Taking a leap of faith.Nurturing relationships.Building a good reputation.Playing nice with the other kids.Forgiving quickly.Praying.Being generous.Being grateful.Bouncing back from setbacks.Working on your business idea.Breathing life into […]

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Theoretical

There are many lessons that life brings our way That are a lot more practical than would have liked. Much simpler to watch a TED Talk Or listen to a podcast Or if we are really serious even read a book about it But to actually go through the stuff? That doesn’t always seem necessary. […]

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On to the next one

When I was still at high schoolI couldn’t wait to go to college.And when I got to collegeI found myself longing to graduate.And now, as a graduateThere are countless next steps to aim for,And always a sense thatSomething’s missing.Daily, the goal posts shiftEver so slightly.There’s always something else.Something beyond.The job I once dreamed ofIs now […]

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Growth paradox

There is an uncomfortable space in learning When the ones who have something to teach Reach the limits of their influence and Have to reconcile with the reality That true learning is always voluntary. You cannot micromanage growth. It has to happen. Inherently. From within. Growth is a fruit born of the will of the […]

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Of Books and cattle posts

Growing up my Dad always used to tell us how he used to carry his books with him to the cattle post. In between minding the cattle he would read. Despite the demanding chores he had as a child, he never let that be an excuse for him not to study. Nor did he let […]

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Satisfy

For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. Psalm 107:9 NKJV I am a man of deep yearnings, My heart pines for approval And grovels for attention Constantly seeking, consistently disappointed. For the muscular arms of education and career have not been wide enough to hem me in, Nor the […]

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