My Word of the Year 2017: Surrender

In Michael Brown’s book The Presence Process I learned the new way to look at the concept of surrender. I used to think of it as giving up.  Accepting things as they are and not attempting to change.  For example, surrendering meant I would accept my mediocrity as a a guitarist and …

In Flames “Disconnected” and Why Feeling Pain Is Better Than Not Feeling at All

Sometimes life can feel painful.  You feel bad, and you think you’d rather feel nothing at all than to feel this pain. What we feel in reaction to life’s events is a matter of our own interpretation — but few of us train our minds enough to be truly unflappable.  Once …