Becoming

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”–Gabriel García Marquez, El amor en los tiempos del colera, 1985

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How to Meditate

It’s simple — The power is in the loop; just keep going around. There is no way to fail. Just keep going around the loop. Focus on your breath (this is intentional) De-focus (this is inevitable) Notice that you’ve drifted from focus (be curious but don’t pursue) Re-focus (gently but firmly)

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Be my ValenKind

Traditionally “Be my Valentine” would be an invitation to a romantic duo. The iconic red heart would be the symbol of this romance. What if we think about this symbol, the heart, as not being limited to a romantic liaison. What if we think about this heart as being a symbol of love in a…

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A new year doesn’t need a new you

It’s a kind of social convention to make New Year’s resolutions. The idea has traditionally been to make a list of how you’re going to improve yourself in the coming year. The follow-up tradition is to break each resolution, typically before March and often before the end of January. It has become for many, probably…

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Change

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”—Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

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Freedom

“Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.”—John Lewis…

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