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On Gratitude

When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
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On the Examined Life

Living the examined life is not a quiet prospect.
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On Friendship

Friendship is a mirror to presence and a testament to forgiveness.
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On Tenderness

Everyone suffers, silently or obviously, one way or the other. Once you see that connection, tenderness follows.
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On Meeting Each Other

If we truly want to meet each other, that mysterious junction of suffering and love could well be the most truthful and potent place.
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On Leading

Leading from love takes proactive cultivating. It takes tending to. It takes mindfulness.
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On Transitional Space

It is in the space between inner and outer world, which is also the space between people — the transitional space — that intimate relationships and creativity occur.
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On Mothers

What unites us is that every single one of us — and I really mean every single one of us because it’s one of the few things we have in common no matter what in the world we believe or what we look like or where we come from — is that we all have mothers, complicated mothers who somehow or other got us here to Earth. Those mothers had mothers too.

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