JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

Experiencing Life

Thursday September 4, 2014 #659

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”

~Joseph Campbell

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Many (most?) people strive endlessly to fathom the “meaning” of life through introspection, exploration of religions and belief systems, joining others’ philosophies who seem to “get it”, etc.  And yet most never seem to find the answers they seek.  My observation is that the people most at peace and truly satisfied and happy with their lives are those that focus less on meaning and more on fully experiencing their daily lives.  Those other activities have value, of course, but they don’t satisfy our human needs unless we open ourselves up to truly experiencing all aspects of our lives – even the most mundane.  Open yourself to experience your life!

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September 6, 2014 Posted by | Happiness | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Power of Imagination

Tuesday September 2, 2014 #658

“An idea is salvation by imagination.”

~Frank Lloyd Wright

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In every day we are challenged on our progress toward our personal, professional, and spiritual goals.  What gets us through these challenges are ideas – our own, and those inspired or offered by others.  Our real task is to keep our minds and hearts open to our own ability to ideate and to the ideas of others, so at the moment of challenge we have vast resources to call upon for just the idea we need in that moment.  Are you open to your own genius and the genius of others?  Open up!

September 6, 2014 Posted by | Goal Setting, imagination | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment