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Breaking Garden (and Life) Rules

I regularly break the accepted rules of gardening. Rules like putting the tall plants in the back of the garden. But when something like a balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) or bee balm (Monarda) are shoved way to the back you lose something intimate that you gain when they’re right in your face. So my apologies…

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Decide

“In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is not time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.” – Carlos Castaneda, Journey To Ixtlan If you happen to glance at a calendar today you’ll note that the month is quickly disappearing into history. Soon it will join all the…

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Present

“No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and…

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Reach

Momentum is about rate of iteration and persistence, not brilliance. Luck is a function of surface area. In the early days, effective people increase their luck by exposing themselves to more opportunities and more people. There’s a reason why successful people tend to be proactive: they’re expanding their reach.Reach is a serendipity engine.– @Julian Anyone…

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Reaching Beyond Yourself

Just beyondyourself. It’s whereyou needto be. Half a stepintoself-forgettingand the restrestoredby whatyou’ll meet. – David Whyte, Just Beyond Yourself Reaching beyond yourself can be frustrating, humbling and sometimes humiliating. The ego wants to be in a happier place, warmly wrapped up in comfortable self-talk and stretching just far enough… but not too far. But that’s…

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Effort and Flow

“Fatigue can teach us where effort is being misplaced.”- John Jerome, The Elements of Effort “The optimal state of inner experience is one in which there is order in consciousness. This happens when psychic energy—or attention—is invested in realistic goals, and when skills match the opportunities for action. The pursuit of a goal brings order…