“I’m glad I did”….

…will always store more music in the soul than “I wish I had”.

Every today was once a tomorrow and every tomorrow always will point a finger back at what was today.

It’s a choice.



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Hands Off

Here’s a very interesting read from Business Insider on Holocracy and how Tony Hsieh is letting it reshape the structure and future of Zappos.

I heard Seth Godin last week in New York say we shouldn’t be the generation that is given a mile and only takes an inch.

I’m hearing that again in this interview.

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It just takes one…

…great question to be the air in your life’s sails.

Most won’t scurry up the bravery to even ask a question big enough to move them across their seas. But that’s not their fault. More than likely the guy or gal before them didn’t ask either and we won’t ask what we aren’t shown to ask.

This is your friendly reminder to ask.

For me, this is what happens for me when I ask “What is the music?”. The sails pop full, cup the wind, and I’m off into the horizon of whimsy and mystery.

If I’m ever able to give what I believe to have found is the full answer to the question above, I promise I’ll be off to the a new question.

As for you, keep asking until your boat sails without your rowing.

And if you’re boat is sailing, don’t lose the wonder of where the wind may be blowing you.


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LTMP Episode 16: Silence, Stillness, and Solitude with Phileena Heuretz

We are joined in Episode 16 at Let The Music Play Podcast with Phileena Heuertz of Omaha, Nebraska. An author, spiritual director, yoga instructor, public speaker and retreat guide, Phileena is passionate about spirituality and making the world a better place. Phileena has led contemplative retreats for a number of faith communities including: Word Made Flesh, World Vision International, Compassion International, as well as non-faith and interfaith groups in leading cities across the nation. She has spoken at a number of universities and seminaries including: Asbury Theological Seminary, Biola University, Creighton University, Eastern Nazarene College, Fuller Seminary, George Fox University, Hardin-Simmons University and Midland University; and conferences such as Q, Catalyst, Urbana and the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Working alongside Mother Teresa and living out a beautiful story that has developed a rare gift for communicating the dynamics of the spiritual journey, Phileena gracefully guides others toward personal growth, bringing harmony to the active and contemplative dimensions of life.

Our conversation in Episode 16 primarily revolves around both the need and the challenge of cultivating silence, stillness, and solitude into our modern lives.

For more information on Phileena, please visit her websites at http://www.phileena.com and https://gravitycenter.com/. You can also purchase her book, Pilgrimage of a Soul, by clicking here.

Lastly, you can download this episode and subscribe to Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes by clicking here.

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Grace is something that is hard to explain isn’t it? It’s kind of the glue, and kind of the song, and kind of the fragrance, and somehow, most likely, the plot in the story of all we see and experience.

Grace is the mysterious space between you and I and yet it is the thing in the space that connects you and I.

Grace whispers to us, grace welcomes us, and grace will only not be found when we’re preoccupied with something else ourselves. When we’re numb it can’t be felt. When we’re blind it can’t be seen.

It’s the previews of what’s to come, the show that’s in the here and now, and the word in parentheses after every name in the credits.

Quoting Thomas Merton, grace is like art in that it “enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” It was in the breeze this morning that wrapped around my skin and took me somewhere else for a moment. It was in the voicemail I wish I didn’t have to deal with today. And it was in the caffeinated, brewed algorithm I call ‘my coffee’. Its’ presence doesn’t change from the highs to the lows or from the majestic to the mundane.

And so our whimsical response is threefold: give it, share it, and enjoy it. The challenge is to not spill it or hoard it. There’s always more, but it need not be wasted or pocketed.

Yes, it’s amazing. But the bigger YES is that it’s available you, to me, and everyone with a tick-tock in their chest.

The shelf life of grace is just for the moment.

And isn’t that all we have?

And if the moment is all we have, could it be that grace is that all we need?


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