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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The Two Wolves Inside

This article has two purposes: to share a decent story and to talk about disrespect for indigenous traditions. First, here is the story of the two wolves: You may have heard the story before because it has made the e-mail […]

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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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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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