Lessons from a Buddhist monk
There are 3 layers to a moment: Your experience, your awareness of the experience, and your story about the experience. Be mindful of the story.
An exercise in freedom
See your concentration, this opportunity to sit here with your mind quiet, as an exercise in freedom.
Attention and identity
I loved this interview with poet David Whyte. One refreshing and insightful perspective on life and the self after another, all communicated with his beautiful use of language.
Forget #FOMO. Our mental health requires #NOMO.
Holding space for yourself
The modern world has trained us to binge eat other peoples ideas. Yet to dive deep into generative creative work, we must set aside real space for ourselves.
The work that awe requires
Aesthetic beauty is as much about how and whether you look, as what you see. From the quark to the supernova, the wonders do not cease. It is our attentiveness that is in short supply. Our ability and willingness to do the work that awe requires.
What kind of person are you becoming?