Tag Archives: Positive

Hold on! Let go! Task Positive and Task Negative.

I can remember it as if it were yesterday; puberty and that feeling of longing. I had to get a girlfriend. It completely occupied my daytime and nighttime thinking. There was something about this extraordinary, hormone-induced longing which sent out … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Coaching, Concentration, Congruence, Creativity, Inner Game, Mental Training, Mind-Body, Performance Training, Teaching, Work/Life Balance | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Right Eye Left Eye Third Eye

What a jerk! What an A-hole! What a schmuck! What a clown! What a pussy! Confronted with a group of people, it’s always fascinating how quickly first impressions turn into childish judgments. Of course I’d never (well, at least rarely) … Continue reading

Posted in Archetypes, Astrology, Authenticity, Coaching, Communication | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Cultivating Ecstasy

Have you ever noticed how “un-cool” it is to be overly enthusiastic? There’s something about a shamelessly positive attitude that just seems to annoy a lot of people. Why is that? As someone who’s often ‘over-the-top’ optimistic, I’ve been asking … Continue reading

Posted in Ecstasy, Positive, Singing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Communal Orgies of Emotion

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I don’t exactly know where I heard this expression for the first time; an article, a speech, a dream? I wrote it down as a metaphor for good singing and promised myself I’d blog about … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Communication, Congruence, Emotional Intelligence, Family Constellations | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Optimism, Pessimism, the Pursuit of ‘Happiness’ and our own Slice of ‘Reality’

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I’ve always found Freud’s idea of “The Pleasure Principle” fascinating. When I watch myself and those I know make choices over and over and over again, which by any reasonable standards would be considered antithetical … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Communication, Concentration, Congruence, Emotional Intelligence, Focus, Harmonie, Intelligence, Mental Training, Self Expression, Stillness | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment


Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I have to admit, a part of me loves this quote. It definitely got me thinking about my own beliefs. The one arising now is about how the real juice of life, the liveliness of … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Congruence, Focus, Harmonie, Inner Game, Intelligence, Listening, Meditation, Mental Training, Mind, Mind-Body, Presence, Self Expression, Stillness, Wordlessness | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment