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Mind, Quotes, Self-Awareness July 24, 2012

One brief but magnificent opportunity

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth…..

Citizenship, Mind, Quotes July 22, 2012

Stepping Out

“If you’re showing up as honestly as you know how to — you’re going to annoy someone. Criticism and counter opinions are part of dynamic expression and creativity. If you’re not generating some resistance, you’re probably not fully stepping out…..

Mind, Quotes, Relationships, Self-Awareness June 29, 2012

Life is Like a Box of Crayons

Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the eight-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s okay though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though….

Mind, Quotes June 25, 2012

Life is on a stroll

“It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll….

Mind, Quotes, Self-Awareness June 14, 2012

Come As You Are

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider…..

Mind, Quotes, Spring/Summer June 9, 2012

Lean from your window

“It was a quiet morning, the town covered over with darkness and at ease in bed. Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You only had to rise, lean…..

Mind, Quotes, Self-Awareness June 8, 2012

The Great Paradox

This is one of my favorite paradoxes. Two seemingly opposite statements (important? but not serious?) which in fact, are both valid in their own right. I love this one because it snaps you back to reality. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the “business”, “busy-ness”, of the day and to feel as if…..

Mind, Quotes, Self-Awareness June 5, 2012

The Power of Commitment

“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating — in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around like rational hesitation…..