In My Head

When the Wrong Idea Takes Root

All it takes is a suggestion. A person or group, music or media can plant an idea–or two– in your head and cause all kinds of trouble. Ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. In the dark place you shoved it, it grows alongside all the other ideas or thoughts planted. And just like those […]

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In My Head, Short stories/Poetry

Whimsical Nonsense

People dancing on the sidewalk in a rain storm and the car breaking down under the trees. The brakes don’t work and the cow won’t shut up. Nothing’s on TV but watching it anyway. The sounds of the water in the fish tank putting me to sleep. The room is not dark, but dimly lit […]

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In My Head

Battle the Fear of Emergence

Self-emergence can be a long, difficult journey and not all the obstacles you encounter are circumstances or other people. Many of your most formidable impediments are within you. And you may discover that the person striving to free you is the same one zealously attempting to bind you. Yes, you may be the enemy of […]

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In My Head

Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

The journey to your mountaintop is an arduous one and you will face many challenges. At some point you will sojourn through the valley of the shadow of death. It is here the ground is so unleveled you waver and doubt your every step. Everything in your life seems to be falling apart and you’ve […]

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In My Head

Find the Message in a Story

To whom do you lend your ear? Two people can witness the same events, walk away from them with totally different accounts and both are factual. One of them tells the story and stirs up outrage, the other sympathy and compassion. What makes the stories different is the intentions or the message of the storyteller. […]

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In My Head

The Weight of People’s Expectations

Expectation—a word hanging in the air like stale food.  People’s expectations weigh a ton when thrust upon your shoulders. They get so heavy your legs buckle under the pressure. Everything you do contrary to what is expected is criticized and mocked—whether good or bad. When people expect bad from you and you do something good, […]

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In My Head

The Danger of Peacetime

When people tell you who you’re not, you strive to stand in who you are. You stand against the naysayers and haters determined not to let them bring you down. You refuse to give up when doors are slammed in your face. You plow your way through when the winds are adverse and the waves […]

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In My Head

Power vs. Love

Which is greater in the human heart: power or love? If you were born with it, power (meaning access and privilege) may not excite your taste buds. You’ve been living with it your whole life and basking in its benefits. You are accustomed to the finer things, servants, respect. Power is as natural to you […]

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In My Head

When Your Enemies Become Your Allies

   What is happening when your enemies suddenly seem to share your vision? When they stop resisting you and start fighting for your cause? When they cease slandering you and begin singing your praises? Could it be that they have finally seen the light and changed their minds about you?      Unlikely.     […]

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In My Head

Relationships

     Relationships, we’re in more of them than we realize. We have relationships with people, animals, food, money…our comforts. Most of them are business arrangements. We use each other to enrich our lives, animals to provide companionship and protection. We count on our food to provide nourishment, pleasure and comfort–not just for ourselves, but […]

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