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Why You Need To Live in the Present…NOW

Why You Need To Live in the Present…NOW

Time is Finite "That here in an infinite universe, time is finite for us, that even if we cannot discern the order and reason for it all, the outcome is predictable - life will randomly, and too soon, be taken away, perhaps brutishly or easily, but likely with little fanfare or crescendo other than, hopefully, the love that has gathered...
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Why You Need to Write or Do You?

Why You Need to Write or Do You?

Rainier Maria Rilke on Writing This post is inspired by a letter Rainier Maria Rilke wrote to Kappus (in “Letters to a Young Poet”) as a response to Kappus’ request to have his poems critiqued. Although Rilke made clear he believed one shouldn’t critique others’ work (because things can be easily misunderstood) he continues to write wonderful wisdom. He told Kappus...
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Suck It Up and Do What You Love

Suck It Up and Do What You Love

I’m not the first person to say, “You don’t need permission from anyone to do what you love!”.  Yet I’ve met so many amazing people who have such a fear of life they wouldn’t dare spend time on passions or creative goals. “I’m too tired” or “I don’t know what to do”.  This breaks my heart as I’m sure yours too....
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How To Make The Most Of Learning a Language – German

How To Make The Most Of Learning a Language – German

Learning German The three of us had our own unique reasons for joining the class.  A young woman from Spain was in Zurich to be with her boyfriend, the Israeli mother for her husband’s work, as was I.  We all had one common goal: Wir lernen Deutsch.  Es ist sehr schwierig. (We’re learning German.  It’s very difficult) Learning German reminded...
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How To Seize the Day: Have a Beginner Mindset

How To Seize the Day: Have a Beginner Mindset

A Beginner Mindset “every day is the first day…each new moment, the first moment.” — Andy Puddicombe Today during my daily ten minute meditation (using Headspace), Andy Puddicombe talked about approaching each new session with a “beginner mindset”. He said many people go into a session expecting it to be a certain way. Forcing a certain outcome which limits the potential of their practice. Or...
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