Archive for March 2008

The War on Ego

The War on Ego seems to be gaining popularity in some spiritual circles. Within this context the ego is basically your identification with your physical life and all its trappings, including your name, your personal history, your career, your relationships, and your current life situation. The ego is how most people choose to identify themselves.…

Whatever You Fear, You Must Face

Last night I went to a show of the Las Vegas Improvisational Players. This is the same improv troupe I trained/performed with for a few months in 2006. I love these unscripted shows because they’re different every time. My favorite part was watching them act out the phrase “gelatinous herbivores scurrying” during a game called…

Resourcefulness

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used. – Richard Byrd When you think of someone who’s extremely resourceful, what images come to mind? Do you think of someone who’s wealthy, well-connected, and in control of significant assets? Or…

The Most Direct Solution to Any Problem

When trying to solve various problems in life, an approach I find very useful is to first identify what I’d consider the most direct solution, regardless of how I feel about actually implementing it. What’s the clearest, most direct path to my goal or the most efficient way to get around an obstacle? Many problems…

Hopeless Situations

I was up late last night playing chess on Yahoo Games with an old friend. The last time he and I connected was back when I was still a game developer, so as we were playing we were catching up about a lot of things. I looked him up after getting an intuitive hit to…