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The convenience of not setting goals
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The convenience of not setting goals

I learned a new skill last year. In fact, to call it a skill does perhaps not do it full justice. For it is in actuality, a capacity for a fundamental orientation toward life. One that much to my shame, I had hitherto forsaken. In common parlance this capacity would be called “goal setting”. I […]

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The Social Event of the Century

I’m at a party. It’s the biggest party I’ve ever seen, and friends from all over the world are here. More and more are pouring in through the doors. The room is vast, and it seems to grow with each new guest who comes in. I look around. I’m not...

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The Two Lives

The first is the one between birth and death. This life. The one you’re living right now. The unfolding of what was, through what is, into what could be. The second is the other life. That between death and rebirth. It’s the elusive life, because...

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The Saga of the Sensitive Man

I’m a sensitive man. By that I don’t mean one who is touchy, emotionally volatile, or easily hurt (though I have all these characteristics), I mean in the literal sense of one who has a high capacity for sensing. I’m pretty sure I was born...

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Speak the Truth

Speak the truth. What moves you. What perplexes you. What pisses you off. Whatever comes out. The more you say it, the more wants to come. Keep speaking, even if it’s just for you, to untangle the mess in your head, scribbled in a notebook and kept...

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Crutches of Attention

There’s a part of me that doesn’t want to be conscious – to feel, to actually notice what’s going on around me And so when I’m not looking, it sneaks around behind me and steps into me, putting his hands inside my hands. When I can’t find a way to...

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The Star

Wish upon it. Pray to it. Follow it. Do not think you are it, or believe other people when they say you could be. Do not mistake the mortal for the divine. The proper posture is one of devotion. The star is not reached through fame, it is never...

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