Quotes / Daily Focus

Your Daily Focus: Imperfection

I prefer to pronounce the word “imperfection” as “I am perfection!” I have heard it said that either everything is perfect, or nothing is perfect. That particular wisdom comes to me often because we live in a world that is so intent on viewing something as either right or wrong. I feel that there’s a difference between judgment and discernment. The perspective of judging something is about...

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Your Daily Focus: Moving

Life is about movement, and the movement comes from making decisions. All day long we make decisions to do something or to not do something. In my life, I have consistently gotten the greatest satisfaction from making decisions and taking action on them. I’ve made many decisions that required me to be in a place of trust because a “positive” outcome wasn’t necessarily guaranteed. That’s been...

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Your Daily Focus: Awakening

On Saturday I moved from the west side suburbs of Milwaukee to the east side along Lake Michigan by the park and marina. On the west side it simply gets light each morning. Now on the lakefront, with the sun threatening to rise over the lake, and all the colors streaming in until the sun peeks over the perfect linear horizon, it is like watching the world rebirthing each day. Every morning…...

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Your Daily Focus: Revelation

Everything in life is a revelation. Yesterday I was treating an 86 year-old gentleman for knee arthritis pain and we got on the subject of why we make the choices we do. He offered the idea that everything in life is a revelation. Wow, what great wisdom. It’s true! So often in life we don’t know in the moment why we make the choices we do, but in time it is revealed to us the reason. Let me give...

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Your Daily Focus: Significant Other

Make your most “significant other” yourself! This morning I would like to expand on the idea of “Self”-ishness from yesterday’s Daily Focus. Many people mentioned that after a lifetime of serving others, they really no longer know how to think about their own desires. Here is a nice little exercise to keep you focused on pleasing yourself today. Keep a small notepad with you all day. As you go...

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Your Daily Focus: Selfishness

Being “selfish” is such a loaded concept in our society. We’re told by our family from an early age not to be selfish; that selfish is bad, and no one will like us if we are selfish. Well, consider for a moment that the opposite is true. Selfish is good. Actually, it’s vital! And isn’t it interesting that we are told by others to think of “others” first? Hmmm … who does that serve? On an...

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