3 posts from month 05/2015

Don’t Know How

Is there a way to know how to do something without first doing it? Can I know how to play the piano without first playing it? Can I possibly, truly know how to do anything without having done it first? I need practice. I need to learn how to do the thing I desire. I need to do it, to know it. I need to make mistakes. I don't know how. I've never done this before. I have to practice, and I have to allow for the mistakes I'll make while I learn. It feels fair to provide myself ...

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A Waste of Words

In many ways, our culture encourages the wasting of words. They're presented not as a resource to be responsible to, but rather something to use carelessly, without consequence. Another resource we can throw around and away. Hidden behind our screens, provided with a medium to share our every fleeting thought and feeling, we're finding this story even easier to believe. Please don't waste your words. They are one of your most valuable resources; and they are one of the few resources you ...

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An Essential Boundary

Opposites hold an essential boundary for the other. This boundary is a space they both hold in common. When you're standing on it, you can see the spectrum of truth spanning both sides of the opposition. Bridging this shared boundary is a delicate dance that requires being able to access both sides, while holding the tension of their opposition. Your pain and your potential are two sides of the same coin. Without an awareness of both, you take the wealth out of your experience. To ...

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