Provision #601: Inaugural Poems II

Laser Provision After writing my own inaugural poem, Inauguration, we finally got to hear the official poem on January 20, 2009. That poem is reprinted below with a few reflections on why the inauguration of Barack H. Obama has taken the world by storm and stimulated the imagination of so many. That’s happened in history whenever […]

Provision #600: Inaugural Poems

Laser Provision In years past, I have written and published a poem at the start of each New Year to focus our energy and guide our meditations. This year, however, I decided to write a poem on the occasion of Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America. I’m not […]

Provision #599: Surprise! It’s A Series

Laser Provision What does it mean to be fully alive? I asked that question in early August, 2008, because I wanted to explore the answer in all its fullness. At the time, I said it meant to be filled with life, energy, joy, freedom, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, and self-awareness. That’s my definition of being […]

Provision #598: New Year’s Resolutions

Laser Provision What’s the difference between therapy and coaching? The answers are many but here’s a distinction that’s easy to remember: therapy helps people to resolve past hurts while coaching assists people to realize future hopes. Get the difference? Therapy spends more time looking in the rear-view mirror while coaching spends more time looking at […]

Provision #596: O Holy Night

Laser Provision There is, in life, a Spirit worth celebrating. Many traditions call us to celebration, especially at this time of year. But we don’t have to wait for a special occasion. It’s possible to see and to appreciate the beauty of life in good times and bad. That is the call of this Provision. […]