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by Eric Alan

November 18, 2017

One of the most useful, practical gifts I’ve been given this year is a rock. A river stone, to be more specific, clad in leather and with one simple word engraved on it: “Gratitude.”

 

It’s a word that changes everything, if we embrace it, internalize it, live it despite the difficulty of our conditions. I’m far from perfect at the practice, which is why the stone is so useful. When I pick it up, feel the… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

October 21, 2017

In a world as wild as this one, continuous respite is unlikely; perhaps not even desirable. When so much of our growth and insight come out of our challenges and changes, there may be little difference between a life of respite and a life of bored stasis.

 

That said, we could all use a few more moments of respite here and there. It’s a wild time, and without moments of respite in our lives, we would never… READ MORE

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by Lauri Gwilt

October 15, 2017

"I've had two profoundly humbling days in my life.” he began. “The first was the day my son was born. The second was that unforgettable day at the auction house."

This was David’s answer to the question I had asked a group of learners during a session I was guiding, “When in your life have you set a big goal and had no idea at the time how you were going to make it happen?” David… READ MORE

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