Posts Tagged: learning the lesson

Soul
Lessons From the River
May 19, 2017
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Nestled on the slopes of two magnificent hills was a small village built along the banks of a great river that ran through the valley. At the every edge of the village, closest to the forest on the highest parts of the hills lived the oldest man known to the villagers. He was said to […]
Poetry
Scars Fade Away
May 12, 2017
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At every break of dawn Begins a new day of hustles, A ground for new battles As we grope into the unknown, Together, yet somehow still alone.   We struggle with our needs And hide our shameful deeds, Things we have said or thought, That we are proud of not. Under the draining weight of […]
Soul
Why We Meet the People We Meet
April 19, 2017
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When we were little we used to make bets by crossing our pinkie fingers. These bets were binding, social contracts that we honored religiously (especially if they involved morning loaf in boarding school), and are one of my earliest lessons on honor and keeping my word. I’d never questioned why we used our pinkie fingers […]
Soul
Life is Messy, Embrace it.
March 18, 2017
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Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Think of a drop of water in relation to a puddle in the ground. Then think of that puddle in relation to a lake. Now, think of a lake in relation to the ocean, and the ocean in relation to planet earth. Earth is a fairly big planet yet when compared […]
Soul
Contentment: Learning Life’s Best Lessons from Nature
January 20, 2017
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Just about everything you need to know about life lies in nature. The knowledge of God, the knowledge of self, the one true knowledge, lies in nature all around us. Challenges In nature you will find hills, valleys, mountains, plains and plateaus. The mountains and their peaks, come seldom and far in between. In our […]
Mind
What to do when you’re feeling left behind
December 23, 2016
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Your cousin is getting married, your best friend just had a baby and your classmate from campus just tweeted #GotMyDreamJob while you’re contemplating a career change. Even Bob from Accounting got a promotion. Meanwhile, your birthday is around the corner and you’re facing the very real possibility of celebrating it alone because that relationship you […]
21-Day-projects
Parable Sunday: The turtle in the mud
September 4, 2016
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Zhuang Zi was a brilliant philosopher and strategist who lived in ancient China. His abilities were many and several rulers sought his services. One of them, King Wei, sent his courtiers out to Zhuang Zi’s pastoral home to invite him to come to Wei’s court and be the leader’s chief counselor. They found him there […]
Mind Soul
How to Find Yourself when you’re Feeling Lost
May 27, 2016
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We’ve all felt a raging disconnect at one point in our lives, that feeling of being cut off from yourself, the things you like and the people you love. Feeling lost comes with a muddling of the mind that leaves you unable to think clearly or find any direction at all. What makes it so […]
Soul
The Sting of Rejection & how to transcend it
March 11, 2016
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Ah yes, rejection. It starts early in life, but no one actually tells us how to deal with it. In our early lives our caretakers may try to shield us from it, but they never actually tell us how to get past it. It is the kind of thing that we learn as we go […]
Soul
9 Simple Steps to Overcome Guilt and Shame
March 4, 2016
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If you have ever felt ashamed, then you know just how severely it withers you. It makes you feel small. It bores into your self-esteem and corrodes it fervently. Shame takes away your self-worth. It persuades you to agree with other people who deem you unworthy. Sometimes good people do bad things. That doesn’t make them […]