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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Go to Your Fears

Face Your Fears “Go to your fears, sit with them, stare at them. Your fears are your friend, their only job is to show you undeveloped parts of yourself that you need to cultivate to live a happy life. The […]

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You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win.

Winning, Losing, Learning.

Winning, Losing, Learning. “You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win.”   This probably isn’t an African proverb (as if “African” is an appropriate catch-all word for dozens of different cultures). This is age old […]

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Orwell on Truth

Orwell on Truth You probably have seen this quote before, but it is worth repeating and worth discussing. “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” – George Orwell This quote […]

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Melancholy

Melancholy

Melancholy There is melancholy and then there is a melancholy filled with an awareness and appreciation of the vast complexity and expansiveness of reality.

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Epicurus on Happiness

Epicurus on Happiness

Epicurus on Happiness “We must, therefore, pursue the things that make for happiness, seeing that when happiness is present, we have everything; but when it is absent, we do everything to possess it.” – Epicurus Epicurus is one of the […]

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