The Three Treasures

A part of the Dao Te Ching, Lao Tzu speaks on the topic of the three treasures.

I have found this particular lesson is most useful for people of at least 40 years of life experience.

The first treasure is Love.  Spend you time doing the things you love to do.  If you find yourself spending time doing something you don’t love, then either learn to love it or do something else.

The second treasure is Moderation.  Do what you love doing in moderation.  Too much of anything causes imbalances in your body and mind and leads to catastrophes.

The third treasure is Humility.  This one doesn’t quite translate well.  He doesn’t speak of the type of humility like bowing before a greater power.  This humility is a reminder that as you become successful in life there will be riches, rewards, admiration, and other things happen.  Being humble is keeping focused on doing what you love and not getting lost in the trappings of success.

Remind yourself of these simply truths each day and the reward will be many years of continued happiness and success for you and everyone you can help.

welcome back

It has been a long while since i used this page to communicate.  Facebook has taken most of my time.  In 2017 I want to create something a little more lasting than Facebook and will start blogging here again.  See you soon.

Stewardship versus Ownership

Stewardship (responsibility for the upkeep of things around you)

versus

Ownership (claim the right to tear it up if you want)

This may break your bubble, but if you can’t take it with you when you die, it was never really yours.

As a human, you have stewardship over the material world while you are here, but when you try to “own” physical stuff, you waste your precious time defending that claim.

Your time cannot be saved for later and is at the center of all that matters.

Spend it wisely in stewardship of all that surrounds you.

Holiday Hours

I hope everyone is enjoying the awesome weather this summer.  I just wanted to let you know I will be out of the office next Thursday and Friday, July 4th and July 5th.  I will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week to help you prepare for your holiday adventures.  Please call Christina at 436-9355 to reserve your spot.

I am grateful and cautious

A moment in humble gratitude for the opportunity of another day.

My thoughts go out to the suffering around the globe.

Massive earth quakes, blizzards and acts of war are challenging the hearts of man.

Fear not, you must not cover your love.

Tell someone you love them today, and mean it.

Any action steps conceived with fear in our hearts will only paralyze our progress to the benefit of the status quo.

Conceive your response to tragedy in gratitude and love and you will help all of us heal and improve.