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The jacaranda trees are in bloom, the landscape sprinkled with its almost indescribable purplish blue flower. It's one of the most beautiful sights in Los Angeles this time of year. I saw several on a recent walk. I stole a few moments underneath one of them, lying on the grass as discarded petals cascaded down on me. It felt a bit clandestine because I was lying on someone's front lawn. But, I didn't care. It was delicious and cool and the sweet aroma took me back to another time. My body sank into the ground and I was completely present with that tree. It was a reminder of how nurturing and grounding nature is. It gave me a glimpse into the invisible matrix that connects everything and everyone since the beginning of time, across nations and through our ancestral lives. With Memorial Day upon us, when we remember and honor... Read more →

I read this phrase the other day. "Progress, not perfection." It got me thinking about the lightness of the former versus the weightiness of the latter. Progress is fluid and open. Perfection is rigid and inflexible. Perfection is exhausting. Progress is invigorating. Perfection wears a mask. Progress is transparent. Perfection is endless because you never get there. Progress is endless because you're always there. Perfection focuses on what's not working, the flaws, the not-enoughs, the old paradigms. Progress looks at what is working, the improvements, the discoveries, the aha moments that come from the realization of looking at things in a new way. Perfection is obsessed with time. Progress doesn't measure time because it's right now. It's a continuation to the next right-now. And, the next. Progress represents the in-betweens, the moments between milestones and goals reached. There's beauty in progress. There's simplicity. There's freedom in the unknowing of what... Read more →