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Author: Peter Deeley

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Come in.

Sit down.

Take a second.

You get enough advice.

This is about nothing.

And everything.

And all of it in-between.

It’s not a sprint.

Travel to A Well Run Life.com

Tell us how you are.



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Here's Looking At You

Here's Looking At You

2019-07-1200:02:41

I am not saying I am competitive, but I was 48 when it happened.   He was 50.   By “it” – I mean having to buy reading glasses.   By “him” – I mean my Dad.   The optometrist handled me well. I told him that I was there to confirm I did not need glasses.    He appropriately and politely ignored me while conducting the exam.   The journey from non-spectacled to bespectacled took less than 30 minutes and did not in fact kill me.   And so, on July 9th 2019 my denial - that my eyes need help reading the newspaper on Sundays - came to an end.   For most of my life, my eyes were superbly sharp. And so, I saw myself as person who would never need glasses.   Now, I can see how silly my complaints about “poor lighting” and my smug attitude of invincibility look.   But, there was an unforeseen gift in the transition this week   As a dyslexic, my typos are legendary in number and the degree of embarrassment they have caused me.    But from now on, if you see something amiss in my writing – it’s probably because I forgot my glasses.   Here’s looking at you.  
Flow

Flow

2019-07-0800:02:28

The ocean brings me peace in a way no other place can –   In the waves of the Southern California Pacific Ocean I feel divine generosity and a safe smallness.   Salt water and the oxygenated white foam always wash away fatigue and move me towards an awareness of my body that I can’t get on land.   I am suspended. I am unequal to the power of the sea.   And somehow, I am safe.   Body surfing and diving under the waves never bore me. No two waves ever strike me as the same.   Some defect of character makes me suspicious of ease. Nowhere do I notice this aspect of my personality more completely than when I am in the waves.   The mismatch of the ocean shifting it’s weight towards me and my puny strength heighten my sense of how small I am in a universe of bigger things.   But then, when I yield to the waves – when I align myself with dignity to their power – I surf.   You can’t flop into the wave You just tumble   With a humble but dignified turn in harmony with the energy in the water that started far from shore, you can be a small partner in a very powerful dance.
Renew

Renew

2019-06-2000:02:40

I am in a season of change.   Although, it’s occurred to me that perhaps we are always in a season of change   and we just come in and out of realizing it.   Whichever is the case, I sense newness emerging in my life and myself.   I can’t report precisely how I feel about it –   Right now It’s just a fact to me.   I remember listening to a wise spiritual man give a talk, and he was describing the basic motivations, fears and aspirations present in human beings.   He concluded his remarks by saying:   “This is the human condition. It ought to sound familiar – you all have it.”   I recently took a personality test called the Enneagram. You may be familiar with it. I kept my test results from 7 years ago – and they came out identical.   Am I the same person?   I believe in death and re-birth.   In all my spiritual studies, I always gravitate to the notion that the divine is bigger than us.   I hold on to the idea that I don’t know everything is going to turn out – and that there are outcomes grander and more generous than I can imagine.   My personality may not have changed much in the last 7-years but I insist I am not the same.   We are all living out the human condition – in identical and entirely unique ways.   I am doing my best to renew myself daily. And each time, to be just a little bit better.     Many of you know already like our Facebook page: A Well Run Life. And many of your know we have an online store called A Well Run Life Gear.com   We sell our handmade charms there. Today’s podcast was inspired by the word RENEW and you can find a Teeny Tiny Reminder to RENEW there now.    
Grace in the Morning Rain

Grace in the Morning Rain

2019-03-1200:03:20

The word Grace can mean so many things but idea of un-merited favor is my favorite. I live a life absent so many problems and full of so many blessings. My strengths and weaknesses are so closely bound to each other, that they often work simultaneously for me and against me.  The divine is gentle with me. And I find enormous Grace in my everyday existence when I simply stop to notice.
47, 48

47, 48

2019-03-1200:03:002

For years, it’s been my habit to do a podcast near my birthday to mark the moment. Well, it’s been 6 months since my last birthday and so I realize I will soon be staring another one in the face soon. It is certainly a feature of aging that time is measured in different increments as we get older. 5 minutes seemed a reasonable length of time when I was 4, and now I measure time in decades. There will come a time when this annual podcast is full of wisdom, great instruction on living a full life and hilarious wit. But now is not that time.
Monsoon Season

Monsoon Season

2018-07-3100:03:342

Some dirty rotten scoundrel stole my Trailer at Grace Farms. I doubt the thief realized that it was my trailer. To the thief, it was “A” Trailer or “The Trailer.” Be that as it may I am taking it personally.
Not Small

Not Small

2018-06-1700:02:382

Every wave seems to make it a point to let me know how powerless I am to stop it.   But this doesn’t bother me.   I go over or under their power without any fear.   I don’t sit still easily. I prefer motion to rest.   And I must like to worry –   Because I do it all the time.   I have a relentlessness to me that is endearing if I am solving your problem   And irritating if I am trying to get you to answer my question.   The ocean keeps me quiet by forcing me to hold my breath.   I have been taught by some that A man should know if limitations   And told by others “I am large, I contain multitudes.”   You sit wherever you please. I don’t have any advice today.
On Kale and Daughters

On Kale and Daughters

2018-05-3000:03:352

I am staring at the Kale. And the Kale is staring back. When it was a seed – small and full of potential – it needed me to coax it from it’s confining shell out to a wide-open world of possibility. Now, it’s life is largely its own. Sun and water feed it and it grows nearly perceptibly in front of my eyes. Always reaching towards the sun I assist nowadays, but mostly does the work without me.
For Example

For Example

2018-05-1800:02:561

If you are wondering if you are ready for the big adventure ahead.   Let me report form the edges of competence   It’s a dangerous ledge with risks of may even be fatal.   But, let me be an example   I have survived all the consequences of my mistakes   – serious as some have been.   Let the voice in your head keep you humbly honest   And believe me when I tell you:   None of us are hitting mark all the time.   Attend to the details of your desires and try your best to be a good example.  
My Last Card

My Last Card

2018-04-0900:03:452

I am crying. Two seconds ago, I was a middle-aged man planning his day over an Americano. Then, I get a text from my cousin. I am not crying quiet – dignified-like. My nose is running and I am thanking god the bill is already paid. On the way to the car, I compose myself. The week is chock-full of the type of news you carry in your belly. In what appears to be a moment of calm, I call my boss. I report to him that I won’t really be myself today. And then As if to prove the point I start to cry again.
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Comments (7)

Rah

This doesn't even make sense

Apr 6th
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Peter Deeley Jr.

Rah - I lost my aunt last week - it was a small tribute to her. Sorry it didn't make sense to you but thank you for letting me share a bit about how I felt about her passing.

Apr 9th
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Lara Jacobs

Great food for thought!! Thanks Pete. Always enjoy listening!!

Oct 26th
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Peter Deeley Jr.

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Oct 26th
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Alejandro M Glez

So boring a lot of advertising

Oct 19th
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Alejandro M Glez

this post cast is like 15 minutes advertising so bad waste of time

Oct 19th
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Nordica Lindgren

Alejandro M Glez jerk

Jun 1st
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