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On Showing Up

There is so much goodness in the world. We just have to show up for it and refuse to leave.
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On Hope + Cynicism

Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté.
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On Moving Forward

I don't think you can be deliberate about shaping your course forward because you then end up somewhere completely stale and expected.
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On Seeking Meaning

There is no shortcut for the conquest of meaning. Ultimately, it is meaning that we seek to give to our lives.
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On Gleaning Knowledge

The only way to glean knowledge is contemplation. And the route to that is time. There's nothing else.
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On Changing Ourselves

The foundational change we must make in order to change our lives is to change our relationship to ourselves.
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On a Name

My name is growing all the time, and I've lived a very long, long time; so my name is like a story.
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On Being Seen

Fear is paralyzing, but hope liberates. Hope is an act of creation, an act of connection, an act of determination to imagine new ways of seeing and being in the world.
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On Generosity

Generosity is more than just 'giving up.' Generosity generates its power from the gesture of letting go.
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On Serendipity

The element of serendipity matched with the thread of constraint can produce marvelous results.

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