Weekend Reads & Listens

Morgan Housel wrote a beautiful reflection on investing and how it aligns with the universal principle that Hemingway coined ‘gradually, then suddenly.’ Check out Investing: The Greatest Show On Earth.

The late John O’Donohue was given the mic this week in one of Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily meditations. The Circle of Eternity made me smile and was so very comforting.

I’ve started a series at Good / True / & Beautiful Podcast on the True Self. We’ve had Shawn Askinosie and Dr. Kelly Flanagan on thus far and have more guests coming on in the next few weeks. You can find these conversations at iTunes and Spotify.

If you’re wondering about cryptocurrency, that makes two of us. Here’s some yin and here’s some yang.

Creating Space

Watch any sport and you’ll find that the player or coach that creates space for himself or her teammates, is what we would call a valuable player and coach.

This trend continues the further we look into our lives, relationships, and businesses.

A nap, creates space to rejuvinate.

A walk around the block, creates space to release some negative energy and maybe just notice something beautiful.

A book creates space for a new idea, a new understanding.

A small investment, of any kind, creates space for tomorrow’s dividend to bloom.

A home can create space to grow as go.

A kind word just may create space for one to feel the warm rays of belief that can melt their loneliness.

Unfortunately, all too often, we choose to crowd these spaces we’ve been entrusted.

We crowd the soul, the heart, the family, the business, the calendar, the life.

Poor leadership crowds the psyche, the mind, the vision, and the places it has been entrusted.

What we need is space.

Be a space maker this week.

Good Word of the Day // Doing Without

“We are happy in direct proportion to the things we can do without.” Henry David Thoreau

Episode 183: When Everything's on Fire with Brian Zahnd Good / True / & Beautiful | with Ashton Gustafson

Zahnd extends an invitation to move beyond the crisis of faith toward the journey of reconstruction. 
  1. Episode 183: When Everything's on Fire with Brian Zahnd
  2. Episode 182: Suzanne Stabile // The Journey Toward Wholeness: Enneagram Wisdom for Stress, Balance, and Transformation
  3. Episode 181: AJ Sherrill // Being With God: The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer
  4. Episode 180: Staying Awake with Mark Nepo
  5. Episode 179: The Monastic Heart with Joan Chittister

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Willingness…

… is always the door that must be opened for one’s next step within their evolution of consciousness.

Ask any coach, guru, teacher, or leader.

Until one is willing to be moved, challenged, coached, or taught, there will be no leap in consciousness or added breadth and depth to one’s participation and experience of goodness, truth, and beauty.

We’re all able.

We’re not all willing.

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