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The Game of Soul Goals
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The Game of Soul Goals

For the last three Christmases, my family and I have played a wonderful board game called Pandemic Legacy. The “standard” game pits the players—who constitute a collaborative team, rather than opponents—against a lethal virus which is threatening the world with extinction. The objective of the game is to keep the virus from spreading, and find […]

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Pain is a Doorway to Yourself

My father just left on a train. He’s been visiting me, and now he’s going back to where he lives in England. And all of a sudden, it reminds me of the time when I was a child. When he left, moved away, and never came back. It still hurts, all these...

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Reconciling the Artist and the Merchant

There’s an idea I’ve been fascinated for years now. It’s one of those things that has endured through different businesses and phases of my life. It is the idea that there is a new kind of professional role being formed in society at large – a kind...

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What Are You Waiting For?

You want to make it don’t you? That thing that’s been nagging at you for weeks or years. It feels big. It’s tugging at your sleeve. It won’t leave you alone, although you do your very best to ignore it. “Create me!” It says, so innocently. As if it...

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Where You Find Yourself

I don’t want to feel it. Whatever the fuck it is, I don’t want to get close to it – that feeling lurking inside. Because I know it changes everything. The feeling is me. The feeling is my actual experience of the universe, in this moment, as I let...

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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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