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Shoshin is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”

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Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary — Without you there is nothing

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Humility, Gentleness, Patience, Love

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Buy a Piece of My HEArt

Buy a Piece of My (HE-) Art, a photo by homepageshop on Flickr. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151787039783615&set=a.132660453614.131724.541898614 Continue reading

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What if the meaning of life is NOT one-dimensional?

The scientists first found that the male turkeys were aroused by models of female turkeys. “The males would gobble, strut, puff up, and eventually mount the model,” Bloom writes. Continue reading

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The goal isn’t to conquer each other, but to find wholeness.

Healing – and we all need it – comes through sharing our stories. It comes through bearing witness. We need to write our own stories, know them, and tell them. We also need to listen — truly listen — to each other. To set our defenses aside and search for the truth in what the […] Continue reading

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Steve Vai: Sex & Religion

Track listing: All songs written by Steve Vai, except where noted. “An Earth Dweller’s Return” – 1:03 “Here & Now” – 4:47 “In My Dreams With You” (Steve Vai, Desmond Child, Roger Greenawalt) – 5:00 “Still My Bleeding Heart” – … Continue reading
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David Weinberger is “afraid that a reader who comes to her article without knowing what Aaron actually did will leave with the impression that Aaron was too feckless and inconstant to translate his passions into achievement”

http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2013/03/16/what-the-new-yorker-doesnt-say-about-aaron You don’t come out of it with a sense of what Aaron accomplished or of the impact of those accomplishments. I understand that Larissa was not attempting to write the definitive biography, and that she was more interested in exploring Aaron’s character in the context of those who loved him. But I’m afraid that […] Continue reading

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Is nature beautiful because we love life, or do we love life because nature is beautiful?

Socrates: Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods? Albert Einstein: A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ~universe~, a part … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jean Jacques Rousseau :)

300 years ago today, Jean Jacques Rousseau was born. Although I pay attention to many philosophers and writers, I have a special affection for Jean Jacques Rousseau. I read his “Social Contract” while I was in school — and I was very inspired by it… (as many others have been too — obviously). When I […] Continue reading

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