Author Archives: Mark Blair

What I Learned About Unconditional Love from My Feline Friends

I understand well the concept of the cycle of life, but I wasn’t prepared to lose two of my best feline friends just a few weeks apart of each other. My True Love, Dena, lost her cat, Paul, a couple of months ago and one of my own cats, Elvis passed on just a couple of weeks ago. I still feel their loss and am often reminded of the great gifts they have given me. Not the least of which is a better understanding of unconditional love.

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Dena, my True Love, and I often work in coffee shops. These “virtual offices” provide us with a space where we are surrounded by the good energy of other human beings with which we share this planet.  It’s an amazing place to study awareness, or more specifically, unawareness.

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I’ve been thinking for some time about distractions. It seems like our lives are full of distractions. The dictionary definition of a distraction is “something that draws attention away from something else.” The question then may be, what is our attention being drawn away from?
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Choosing the Wolf to Feed

We often feel conflicted over things that come up in our lives.  The truth is, we are made up of many “parts”, a collection of thoughts or beliefs that affect the way we react.

One of my favorite stories is the following:

An old Cherokee chief is teaching his grandson about life:

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

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