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Month: August 2020 (Page 1 of 2)


[ID: A newspaper clipping that reads: “The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90.

“Because I think I’m making progress,” He replied. End ID]

Everything about this quote is perfect. His humility (“I think”), implication that how you feel about what you’re doing is important (ditto), and optimism (progress).… Read the rest


We’re all having “hard conversations” about racism, police brutality, and #BlackLivesMatter I hope. 

You’ve probably noticed that detractors often use the same “racist talking points” in response. Here’s a researched and sourced guide to help you answer, for the times you may get stuck.

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True development is in harmony with the needs of people and the rhythms of the natural world. Humans are part of the universe, not its masters. This awareness of the interrelatedness of all things, as expressed in Buddhism, is also lived in the traditions of indigenous peoples throughout the world.

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Annie Dillard writes about looking for “the tree with lights in it,” which is a reference to being able to notice a direct perception of the world in all its overwhelming, unfiltered presence. I thought of that when I saw this tree with the sun in it.… Read the rest

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