Sculpting Project: Exploring the Now Here

Sculpting Project: Exploring the Now Here I am walking on the top of the little mesa above our house. To my south and east I have sweeping views of the mountain ranges I love. This is one of my favorite places to explore the Now Here. Our soul sculpting project this week is to go…

When is it good to hang on to pessimist self-talk?

When is it good to hang on to pessimist self-talk? I am a pessimistic driver and I am choosing to stay that way. If I cause an accident I want to take responsibility in acknowledging the parts that are my ‘Personal’ fault. I recognize that my actions can cause ‘Permanent’ damage. I believe that this…

Why Choose Optimism?

Why Choose Optimism? Nims is an optimist. When he was a kitten I studied him as my new role model. For Nims all the world was a toy. His only question: how does it work? Nims was confident that every living creature liked him as much as he liked them. I remember seeing him in…

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 4

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 4 We have learned our ABCD’s: Adversity, Belief, Consequences, Disputing Now for Disputing tools we will learn our vowels. A- Alternatives E- Evidence I- Implications O- Open-up to change U- Usefulness The Adversity: While shopping I am unable to quickly solve a math calculation to help me choose…

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 3

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 3 By my God, I can leap over a wall. (Psalm 18:29b) Personal walls, we all have them. Something blocking our way that is hard to get over. When we come up to this wall we feel like turning around, or just sitting down. Sometimes we have no…

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 2

Sculpting Project 22: Leaping Over Walls: Week 2 I was born optimistic, I developed pessimistic skills and by age 11 could be labeled a pessimist. Now I still have a strong tendency towards prudence which can become pessimistic, but I am again largely optimistic. How did I get here? I see two major contributors. 1….