Posting Briefs

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Beyond the 4th Turning: A new positive era is just around the corner. I’m wondering how it might unfurl. https://tim-coats.com/2021/11/28/beyond-the-fourth-turning/

The Goat: The GOAT is a popular moniker, short for the Greatest of all Times. This post is about the Greatest of All Times in our lives. https://tim-coats.com/2021/11/21/the-goat/

Mistaken Identity: I am becoming more polarized in my views, and I decided to explore why. https://tim-coats.com/2021/11/14/mistaken-identity/

A Strange New World: The economic foundation of modern progress is utterly unsustainable. https://tim-coats.com/2021/11/07/a-strange-new-world/

Discipline: Discipline separates who we are from who we want to be.  https://tim-coats.com/2021/10/31/discipline/

Choose Kindness: Sometimes this is easier said than done! https://tim-coats.com/2021/10/24/choose-kindness/

Little By Little: Persistence in taking small steps in the right direction is a deceptively successful strategy. https://tim-coats.com/2021/10/17/little-by-little/

The Anatomy of Peace: Part 2: Presence, The Doorway To Awareness This is part 1 of a five-part series on building the quality of awareness to live joyfully through life’s difficulties. https://tim-coats.com/2021/10/10/the-anatomy-of-peace-part-2/

An Inside Job: I fear Spirit has gone missing in our objectively rational world. https://tim-coats.com/2021/10/03/an-inside-job/

Change: Seasons change with the grace of acceptance. That’s a good example to follow. https://tim-coats.com/2021/09/26/change/

A Part Of Us: True beauty is found when we open our hearts. https://tim-coats.com/2021/09/19/a-part-of-us/

Zero-Sum Games: Zero-sum games are fun to watch, except when they are played by leaders of our country. https://tim-coats.com/2021/09/12/zero-sum-games/

Angels Get A Better View: A life well-lived balances body, mind, and Spirit. But what about people who don’t hold Spiritual beliefs? https://tim-coats.com/2021/09/05/angels-get-a-better-view/

The Mathematics of Life: Math makes more sense when applied to life. https://tim-coats.com/2021/08/29/the-mathematics-of-life/

“God Is Great, Beer Is Good, and People Are Crazy.” Strongly held opinions, even when backed with facts, are not universal truths! https://tim-coats.com/2021/08/22/god-is-great-beer-is-good-and-people-are-crazy/

Bad Self-Portraits: Joy requires a certain amount of personal vulnerability. https://tim-coats.com/2021/08/15/bad-self-portraits/

Are We Getting Soft? The risks presented by the Delta variant of Covid to vaccinated individuals are indeed confusing. https://tim-coats.com/2021/08/08/are-we-getting-soft/

The Best Time To Plant A Tree: Do you know when the best time to plant a tree is? https://tim-coats.com/2021/08/01/the-best-time-to-plant-a-tree/

Spirit Already Knows: Spirit means different things to different people. It is sacred to the religious-minded and often ignored by the secular. https://tim-coats.com/2021/07/25/spirit-already-knows/

The Changes We Need Most: Our “flat-sides” are usually apparent to others but invisible to us. https://tim-coats.com/2021/07/18/the-changes-we-need-most/

Grace: Living with grace isn’t easy, but it’s a worthwhile objective. https://tim-coats.com/2021/07/11/grace/

The Anatomy of Peace, Part 1: Mindfulness, the Doorway To Presence. This is part 1 of a five-part series on building the quality of awareness to live joyfully through life’s difficulties. https://tim-coats.com/2021/07/04/the-anatomy-of-peace-part-1/

The Pull To Union: Energy is released in chemical reactions. It’s fundamental nature however is a mystery. I attempt to describe it here. https://tim-coats.com/2021/06/27/the-pull-to-union/

The Anatomy of Peace: This is the introduction to a five-part series on building the quality of awareness to live joyfully through life’s difficulties. https://tim-coats.com/2021/06/20/the-anatomy-of-peace/

Self-Improvement: It’s usually the largest section of most bookstores and a complete waste of time. https://tim-coats.com/2021/06/13/self-improvement/

Into the Great Wide Open: We are part of a whole that’s impossible to comprehend. https://tim-coats.com/2021/06/06/into-the-great-wide-open/

The Shape Of Time: I believe the arrow of time points towards progress. My friend disagrees. https://tim-coats.com/2021/05/30/the-shape-of-time/

Dog-Sitting: I am not the biggest fan of dogs, but I sure learned a lot during our recent two-month dog-sitting experience. https://tim-coats.com/2021/05/23/dog-sitting/

Being Present: When things don’t interest us, we often “check out.” That’s a good strategy for a boring meeting, but not for life. https://tim-coats.com/2021/05/16/being-present/

How Was Heaven? Forty years ago, a work colleague made a comment that I have never forgotten. It was about appreciating life, even in our most troubling moments. https://tim-coats.com/2021/05/09/how-was-heaven/

The Downside of Debate: Seeking to understand someone with an opposing view is always better than trying to change their mind. https://tim-coats.com/2021/05/02/the-downside-of-debate/

Transitions: The present is something we often subordinate to the past or future. Lately, I am rethinking that! https://tim-coats.com/2021/04/25/transitions/

Just Nine Words: Before retirement, I used to work with young people just starting off in their careers. Perhaps this advice is still relevant https://tim-coats.com/2021/04/18/just-nine-words/

Cats and Dogs: Have you ever tried to change the behaviors of a lived one? It’s far easier to change our self! https://tim-coats.com/2021/04/11/cats-and-dogs/

A Quality Life: What defines a life well-lived? It’s an important question that each of us must answer for ourselves. https://tim-coats.com/2021/04/04/the-quality-of-life/

The Lost Art of Listening: Really listening to each other might be one of the most positive actions we can take to improve our world. https://tim-coats.com/2021/03/28/the-lost-art-of-listening/

The Search For Meaning: Truth and meaning are not the same thing. https://tim-coats.com/2021/03/21/the-search-for-meaning/

Loneliness: This week marked the first anniversary of pandemic imposed social isolation. Loneliness in many ways has impacted us all. https://tim-coats.com/2021/03/14/loneliness/

Belonging: It’s good to belong. We should do what we can to extend this privilege. https://tim-coats.com/2021/03/07/belonging/

The Power of We: Everything seems more contentious these days. I think we may have forgotten about the power of we! https://tim-coats.com/2021/02/28/the-power-of-we/

Half-Way There: It can be hard to share personal things with others. It’s usually worth it though! https://tim-coats.com/2021/02/21/half-way-there/

Living In The Moment: This letter reminds us of something we know, but rarely do. https://tim-coats.com/2021/02/14/living-in-the-moment/

The Doors of Perception: What we experience is only a small slice of what is available to us. Mindfulness expands our doors of perception. https://tim-coats.com/2021/02/07/the-doors-of-perception/

A Quality Life: We all want to live a quality life. But what does that mean? https://tim-coats.com/2021/01/31/a-quality-life/

What Matters? The quality of our inner being determines how we experience life. https://tim-coats.com/2021/01/24/what-matters/

Learning the Two-Step: Everyone experiences tragedy in life, it’s how we move forward that counts. https://tim-coats.com/2021/01/17/learning-the-two-step/

Can Opposites Attract? United we stand. Divided, we will surely fall. https://tim-coats.com/2021/01/10/can-opposites-attract/

A New Year’s Resolution: It’s that time of year again! https://tim-coats.com/2021/01/03/a-new-years-resolution/

Spirit Running Wild: The spirit of those no longer with us illuminates our lives. https://tim-coats.com/2020/12/27/spirit-running-wild/

The Spirit of Christmas: A Christmas letter to my readers. https://tim-coats.com/2020/12/20/the-spirit-of-christmas/

What If God Is A Verb? Recently a work colleague asked if I believe in God. This post is my answer. https://tim-coats.com/2020/12/13/what-if-god-is-a-verb/

Silent Fitness: Silent fitness like physical fitness is critical to well-being. https://tim-coats.com/2020/12/06/silent-fitness/

This Person Is Now Called Adalyn: Spirit rather than labels, defines who we really are. https://tim-coats.com/2020/11/29/this-person-is-now-called-adalyn/

The Search For Union: Sometimes what we search for is like missing eye-glasses that were on top of our head all along. https://tim-coats.com/2020/11/22/the-search-for-union/

Spirit Part 2, The Symphony of Life: We are never truly alone, we are a part of the symphony of life. https://tim-coats.com/2020/11/15/spirit-part-2-the-symphony-of-life/

Spirit Part 1, Spirit In Action: Life balance requires the development of mind, body and spirit. This is the first post of a seven part series addressing development of spirit. https://tim-coats.com/2020/11/08/spirit-part-1-spirit-in-action/

Thoughts On the Election: Next week, one Presidential candidate will win and half the country will be angry. We have become too divisive, the country needs our help. https://tim-coats.com/2020/11/01/thoughts-on-the-election/

Resilience: Hard times seem to roll off some people like water from a duck, but we can all build more resilience in our life. https://tim-coats.com/2020/10/25/resilience/

Soul-Food: Something we could all use a little more of! https://tim-coats.com/2020/10/18/soul-food/

Big Rocks: Life-balance can be difficult. Most of us say we don’t have enough time in our day. This is usually true, and always wrong! https://tim-coats.com/2020/10/11/big-rocks/

Out To Pasture: Being “out to pasture” isn’t as bad as one might think! https://tim-coats.com/2020/10/04/out-to-pasture/

A Fish Out Of Water: A fishing story, kind of, about survival in a world not understood. https://tim-coats.com/2020/09/27/a-fish-out-of-water/

Wisdom From Grandma: My Grandmother was very wise. Here are a few things I learned from her. https://tim-coats.com/2020/09/20/wisdom-from-grandma/

Awareness Part 8, Conclusion: This post concludes the series on awareness. https://tim-coats.com/2020/09/13/awareness-part-8-conclusion/

Awareness Part 7, We: This post looks at awareness centered on “the miracle of we.” https://tim-coats.com/2020/09/06/awareness-part-7-we/

Awareness Part 6, Radiance: This post is about those special people that light our life. https://tim-coats.com/2020/08/30/awareness-part-6-radiance/

Awareness Part 5, Resonance: We resonate with things we are “in-tune” with. But, how do we get “in-tune”? https://tim-coats.com/2020/08/23/awareness-part-5-resonance/

Awareness Part 4, Presence: Presence is the act of bringing one’s complete awareness to the fleeting moment. It’s extremely powerful. https://tim-coats.com/2020/08/16/awareness-part-4-presence/

Awareness Part 3, “Flow”: When awareness shifts from thinking to doing, conscious energy is brought back into balance. https://tim-coats.com/2020/08/09/awareness-part-3-flow/

Awareness Part 2, Ego: The voice in our head, commonly experienced as “Self” turns out to be our biggest problem. https://tim-coats.com/2020/08/02/awareness-part-two-ego/

Awareness: Part 1: Awareness is something we usually take for granted. It deserves a lot more attention. https://tim-coats.com/2020/07/26/awareness-part-1/

Inside-Out: Getting older is only inevitable in the mirror. https://tim-coats.com/2020/07/19/inside-out/

Clear Mind, Open Heart: True mental clarity goes beyond logic and memory. https://tim-coats.com/2020/07/12/clear-mind-open-heart/

This I Believe: Expressing the core beliefs that guide one’s life. https://tim-coats.com/2020/07/05/this-i-believe/

Just Like Me: Seeking out people who express ideas that differ from our own can be life changing. https://tim-coats.com/2020/06/28/just-like-me/

The Space Between: Relationships are the currency of life, yet we insist on distancing ourselves from one another. https://tim-coats.com/2020/06/21/the-space-between/

Energy In Motion: Actively managing personal energy flow is a critical component of well-being. https://tim-coats.com/2020/06/14/energy-in-motion/

The Evolution of We: Solidarity and collective action will be required to address the tremendous challenges our nation faces. https://tim-coats.com/2020/06/07/the-evolution-of-we/

The Illusion of Separation: The illusion that we are separate and independent from each other and the world and the ills that causes. https://tim-coats.com/2020/05/31/the-illusion-of-separation/

Mindfulness: An introduction to the practice of mindfulness and the beneficial contribution it can make to a life well-lived. https://tim-coats.com/2020/05/24/mindfulness/

Beginner’s Mind: We never see the world as it is, rather we see the world as we are. Discovering what that means is the starting point of a life well-lived. https://tim-coats.com/2020/05/17/beginners-mind/

Never Better: Lasting happiness will not be found in the serendipity of circumstance. Happiness is found in the freedom to choose one’s response to life’s challenges. https://tim-coats.com/2020/05/10/never-better/

Purpose and Principles: The philosophy and organizing ideas for a life well-lived. https://tim-coats.com/2020/05/03/purpose-and-principles/

Thirty-Nine Thousand Ninety-Four,… and One: A little off subject but an obituary for Mike Hahn who died of Covid-19, when numbers are not simply numbers exemplifying the importance of awareness. https://tim-coats.com/2020/04/26/thirty-nine-thousand-ninety-four-and-one/

Who Am I?: Introducing the concept that You and I, at the most basic level, are simply awareness. The pathway to increased joy and meaning in life is through expanded awareness. https://tim-coats.com/2020/04/19/who-am-i/

The Miracle of We: Discovering the energy in relationships. To get more “we” one must let go of “me”. https://tim-coats.com/2020/04/19/the-miracle-of-we/

More than Molecules: Defining what I mean by spirit in the context of MBS. “Spirit” is “the living energy of relationship.” https://tim-coats.com/2020/04/12/more-than-molecules/

A Question of Balance: More references to balance and harmony of nature to weather extremes of circumstance providing a ready example for us to follow. https://tim-coats.com/2020/04/12/a-question-of-balance-2/

The Beginning: Introducing concept that we can’t control all the outcomes of our life and the importance of balance (MBS) to building resilience to face difficult circumstances. https://tim-coats.com/2020/04/09/the-beginning/