In life you are usually faced with two decisions when dealing with other people that you disagree with or have some problem with.

1. Sit on your feelings and continue to feel that way. Usually this continues to grow as time passes.

2. Or have courage and talk to the person directly.

My suggestion is a little different:

Stop for a minute and look at the person (or visualize if you are not together at the moment) and find ONE thing that you like about them.  Decide for yourself that you can come to an understanding with that person’s point of view. Then try to work it out, sure there might be some yelling or tears … but work it out.



The Dynamics

In case you did not realize already YOU are more than just what you look at in the mirror.

You are a force that makes things happen and you create things for yourself and for others around you. You are powerful and you generate power.

That power or force is what makes LIFE.

This LIFE FORCE is divided up into 8 different directions. These 8 different forces are called the Dynamics of Life. I am going to break them down for you here:

Dynamic 1
That is Y O U. Whatever defines who you are.
geek :)
Dynamic 2
This breaks down into SEX, CHILDREN and FAMILY
I took this picture of my brother and Marsie Chrsitmas morning 2004 ... this is in front of Maiden Lane in SF ... we were the only ones in Union Square.


Dynamic 3
Your groups … school, work, church, sport team … and all the people you like to hang with.
Erica's engagement party
Dynamic 4
All mankind of whatever race, color or creed

Dynamic 5
ALL L I F E … including animals, flowers, trees … if it is living and can die it is included in this dynamic.
my ferrets - jinx (bottom) and zoie (lil black nose)

Dynamic 6
The material or physical universe … the ground, buildings, bridges, cars, trains, planes, clothes, shoes (you get the point)
Golden Gate - 7pm

Dynamic 7
This is the power (spirit) that is you and I … that makes all LIFE.

Dynamic 8
I call it the Author of the Universe … others might call it God. This dynamics represents the allness of all.

Or check out the following link with further information on the Dynamics.


There is nothing wrong in seeing that something is out of place or being done the wrong way and needs to be corrected.

Don’t stand in judgement of that thing and criticize. To point out the faults in something only aids in making those faults stand out further.

Too often in life we become critical and ignore or use harsh words or attitudes towards a person in an attempt to bring about a change. Or worse tell someone else how we feel about that person or thing’s faults without talking to that person.

We all have our problems and I think the more we can work to improve our own problems and help where we can to improve the problems that we see around us we will help to make the world a better place.

There is an old saying “You have to clean out your own closet before you criticize another for not having their’s clean.”

Take a look next time you feel critical and see if there is something you can do to help or if there is something that you can improve in your own self.


A light cast across the water.
I take a deep breath.
Pushing aside the deep thoughts of yesterday.
I look again to see the sun, trees, water and sky.
I realize it is a new day.
Another minute has passed.
Did I live or lay quietly in the shadows of my own past,
Or the images of what is to come,
Will I wait or will I march forward to triumph.

By Lauren Sweetland

Poem written by Eric Meyersfield

A face
From a place
I’ve never seen twice,
Twisting the chrome-plated armor,
From reality,
Bare bones,
All that you see,
Is in the open,
Nothing hidden in the depths or folds
of dark anxiety
And whispers of possibilities
Never realized or broken intention
Tangled mangled mess of insane wishes
Not you.
You just you just all of you.
Your hand reaches out into the
Mad haze of yesterwebs
As my brain crackles
Adusting to the new spin
Of the Earth’s axis
And in your hand is food
For my heart like energy
That keeps my feet walking
My hands talking
My soul, my soul, me
Never silent, quieted
By your intense kindness
Sleeping softly
In you care,
Between bouts of fits of
Thundertears and Underfears
The night is easier to stand up to
with your picture suspended
In front of my bloodshot ruined eyes.
And for a moment
You remind me
Of who I am
And all is calm
In my head.

by Eric Meyersfield
Feb 2004


“What is important is how much service you can give the world and how much you can get done and how much better you can make things. These are important things. These are all that are important. A bank account never measured the worth of a man. His ability to help measured his worth and that’s all. A bank account can assist one to help but where it ceases to do that it becomes useless.”  L. Ron Hubbard