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The Shape of Our Circles

“We are mirrors reflecting one another. The people with whom we surround ourselves shape us, and we shape those around us, too.” — Brad Stulberg, The Practice of Groundedness I had a conversation with two strong players in my circle of influence who both disliked The Banshees of Inisherin, a movie I absolutely loved. The movie…

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One’s Way

“The important thing is never to let oneself be guided by the opinion of one’s contemporaries; to continue steadfastly on one’s way without letting oneself be either defeated by failure or diverted by applause.” — Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler was an Austrian composer who’s work is familiar to us whether we know it or not….

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The Steps Between Hurdles

“Set it in your mind right now that the process is more important than the result. You don’t control the result; what you control are your actions.” — Brian P. Moran, The 12 Week Year It’s that time of year, when some of us are more hyper-focused on improving our productivity and effectiveness in our…

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Not Everything Dies

Dear heart, I shall not altogether die.Something of my elusive scattered spiritshall within the line’s diaphanous urnby Poetry be piously preserved.— Samuel Beckett, Non Omnis Moriar Samuel Beckett’s first stanza is a mic drop precisely because we feel the truth in it. Non Omnis Moriar—not everything dies—because we create ripples that reverberate and live beyond…

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Diligent Awareness (Life as a Poem)

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. In this state of god-like awareness one sings; in this realm the world exists as poem.” ― Henry Miller, The Wisdom of the Heart “Imagine that you’re unwell and in a foul mood, and they’re taking…