Maxims for the Win

February 17, 2022

Chances are you’ve heard quite a few maxims throughout your life–little nuggets of wisdom that justify values, inspire actions, and keep motives in check. 

The dictionary defines “maxim” as, “A short, pithy (concise) statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct.” There are three maxims I live by: 

  1. Love is our blueprint. 
  2. Choice is our power.
  3. Life is our school. 

Maxims are yet another tool in my ‘crisis toolbelt.’ I utilize maxims to help me get out of my head and into the bigger picture. 

If I recognize that I’m in crisis, I slow it down, return to my maxims, and start to investigate the story that’s fueling my crisis. As I mentioned in my last newsletter, it’s extremely important to investigate the stories you tell yourself in order to transcend them. 

Love is our blueprint. Love is always in the background; even if we’re not aware of it, it’s always there. 

Choice is our power. I asked myself, how can I best engage in my life’s work? My answer: with agency, resilience, and resourcefulness. I realized that I don’t have to do any of this; I get to. I can choose to focus on the minor inconveniences of my environment, or I can choose to focus on the positives: I get to be of service in the best possible ways. I get to work alongside people I admire and respect. I get to help others live healthier, happier lives and witness their transformational processes. 

My life is impregnated with love, choices, and my power. I’ve created a lot of freedom in my life, so I don’t have to orient this experience from a place of victimhood. I can stay in my power and remember I chose to be here. 

Life is our school. I chose at a soul level to incarnate at this time to engage in the school of life. Therefore, all of this is happening for my benefit because I can learn from everything, and I can grow through anything, though that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be comfortable.

My ego did not choose most of the things that are the best teachers for me. And if I had been given a choice, there have been many times when I probably would have chosen something else. 

When I choose to see life as my school, I am no longer a victim; I am a student. 

I invite you to consider and/or choose your favorite maxims to use as a reference throughout your life. You don’t have to adopt already existing maxims; you can get creative and come up with your own. 

If you feel lost in the crisis of our times or the chaos of the day-to-day, return to your maxims to ensure you are in alignment with your values and attuned to what matters most. 


To your health, 

Dr. Dan


Get healthy. Stay present. Help out. 

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