Even the Lone Ranger Wasn’t

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Cooperation almost always benefits everyone more than competition – especially since everything (and everyone) is ultimately (and sometimes intimately) connected (in one way or another). To be (or to “go it”) alone is often to be cut off and dis-connected. Independence is actually a MYTH – pretending to Make Yourself The Hero (and ignoring most of “All Your Relations”). Continue reading

Say YES!

Say YES to no “weeds”, no waste, no wanting, and no more wars based upon (fear of) scarcity or greed! Say YES to redefining resources and appreciating your assets! Say YES to abundance!

A “weed” is a plant that is considered undesirable and to have no value. And yet, most “weeds” have much to offer – that would be desired if known. A weed by any other name might be a rose. Despite all efforts to rid ourselves of them, weeds also seem to be more resilient, adaptable, and able to survive than almost anything else (deliberately cultivated). Perhaps instead of trying to eliminate weeds, we might consider being more like them.

Abundance often begins with appreciating the value that everything has – and then finding the highest and best use for it. Defining anything as a “weed” is a form of waste. Continue reading

Grow or die?

“Grow or die” sometimes only results in obesity.

Expansion and contraction go better together – like breathing (in and out).

BOTH are needed – for life and (and despite what many believe, business) to continue.

Wanting it ALL, going BIG or going home, and SUPER-sizing may actually accelerate death.

The desire for wealth must be tempered with the one for health – and sustainability. Continue reading

Trash or Treasure?

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One man’s trash is often another man’s treasure.”

Waste is what is left over, seldom used, and usually discarded (rather than retained and re-purposed). What is wasted is lost.

In nature there is zero waste. Everything is used for something. Everything has a use and a purpose. Everything has value. Anything not used as food or raw material for something else is converted to and used as energy. Actually, everything that exists is energy.

Energy can not be created or destroyed – but it can and often does change form. Continue reading