The Best Teachers

The Best Teachers…

The Best Teachers “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor As a teacher, I love this quote. It brilliantly and succinctly delineates the difference between […]

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At the Gorge of Lu

At the Gorge of Lu, the great waterfall plunges for hundreds of meters, its spray visible for miles. In the churning waters below, no living creature can be seen. One day, Confucius was standing at a distance from the pool’s […]

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James Baldwin on Masks

James Baldwin on Masks

James Baldwin on Masks “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin Baldwin is often remembered as a political radical. He definitely was, but like Cornel West, Baldwin’s […]

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Leonardo

Leonardo DaVinci on Inaction

Leonardo DaVinci on Inaction “Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. So we must stretch ourselves to the very limits of human […]

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Beginner's Mind

Beginner’s Mind

Beginner’s Mind If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few. The concept of empty mind is a […]

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