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The Heart


These things we long to do in the next 365 days. Goals, dreams, and a myriad of won’t-dos and to-dos that are as unique as each one is an individual.

And these are good. We set them. We reach them. We progress.

However, they aren’t us and they aren’t you. As hard as we try to hang a hat on them, the hat just won’t hang (or not like we thought it would).

We aren’t trophies, spreadsheets, calories, or accolades.

We are hearts with hands, feet, eyes, tongues, and ideas.

The great David Crowder gave us a beautiful word picture of the heart, its nest, and the force that powers it. He wrote, “What was said to the rose to make it unfold was said to me here in my chest.” To this day, those words take my breath away.

So rather than give 2015 a number, a net worth, or a behavior modification, what if we gave this year the chance to nourish and bloom that thing in our chest?

When something blooms it has arrived at its most beautiful moment. All the soil tilling and stem growth has led to that moment. In that moment a fragrance is offered, its form marveled, and just the simplicity of this bloom on display can change the vibe and feel of a room.

Perhaps when we are in bloom there’s a fragrant offering to the world, beauty released, and a vibe that changes people, moments, and the universe itself?

The heart…guard it. It’s been called the wellspring of life. We must also garden it so it will be given the opportunity bloom and re-bloom again and again.

Happy New Year.

Let the music play and let the flower bloom.

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That’s my word for 2015.

Better _________________.

Started to graph out what this could potentially look like.


I read The Alchemist again today and was happy to see this thinking echoed.


Let’s get better.

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Every breakthrough in my life has come from coming across some form of new vernacular. Beauty always unfolds when our linguistic lens is cleaned and polished.

Sometimes it takes a new word or words, a metaphor, or a concept to get me on the other side to where I want to be.

Like the night I found myself to be caught in noise was when I realized what I needed was the (my) music. Thankfully, I’ve never fully recovered from that moment of clarity and it is what appears to be my life’s journey.

In preparation for 2015, one of the goals of LTMPblog is provide life-giving vernacular that can be the root cause for breakthrough in our lives, relationships, and businesses.

We all have walls that are keeping us out of the next room of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in our lives. If you have something you would like addressed here, let it be known and I’ll do my best to provide a wrecking ball.

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Sparks Fly

The minute or moment you move into action with your music, sparks start to fly.

And it’s the sparks that we are after.

How else can you start the fire, right?

If you’re wondering where the flame is, perhaps you need to be asking why is this thing (life, business, relationships) not sparking.

And if it’s not sparking, could it be you just simply haven’t taken the responsibility, duty, and obligation of hitting the play button for your music?

Music is intentional. It’s not an accident.


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