Waaay back in June of 2023, I last posted a blog here on my website. It was on The Fruits of Focus. In it, I noted “We live in a world that wants to pull us in many directions with all the demands, distractions and even doubts that come with them. So, I am focusing on focus.” And I did, and am.

  • Marcus Aurelius said, “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”
  • Seneca said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
  • Epictetus said, “Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”
  • Bahá’u’lláh said, “Rise then unto that for which thou wast created.”

It has been a year of exploring health mysteries and moving towards what I call “re-tire meant”, from full time college teaching … on June 30. A new Chapter is about to consciously and unconsciously unfold. The Wisdom of Lewin’s 3 Stage Model of Change… unfreezing, changing and refreezing is afoot. I have spent this past year on the unfreezing and about to fully engage the change, spending the next Year in a form of refreezing. I write more on that here in Conscious Change. I do humbly recommend the read and reflect.

That said, and for now, I am adding to The L.O.V.E. Blog, Aim High and A PEACE of Work under my virtuousCITY Initiative. The 4th leg of that Initiative is a return to blogging here on my site. Sharpen the Blades will be a pseudo journal-like exercise applying my own work and Service to my path forward.

I Hope you join me.

Barry Lewis Green, The Unity Guy with Epic Engage.

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“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness. ― Anne Frank