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October 19, 2019

Panicked indifference

My mother belongs to the fear I was needing, interlocking arms with white bags. Today has everything I need – wet clothes, pillowcases, liquor, eyelashes, and chemicals. Excuse the scars. Ducking, jumping, terrible things I was mid-air like a heavy meal. You save people too scared to fall from the...

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October 12, 2019

It’s the Puritan in us

“The most important thing in life is not happiness but meaning.” — John M. Hull, Notes on Blindness 1 Fun. I like the word fun. Who’s having fun today? Are you having fun today? Do you have enough fun in your life or could you use a little more? I...

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September 27, 2019

Standing out is no longer optional

“The danger of overstimulation and external voices will erode one’s core and necessitate the natural desire to compare and copy, which leads to living life from an “outside-in” point of view. I believe your lifestyle can never reproduce the joy and satisfaction that is associated with the opposite.” Dr. Flo...

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August 28, 2019

Can you ever have an original thought?

Your coffee contemplation today: “In a mutually interdependent world, none of us has absolute control over everything we choose to do. You are either being influenced by others or exerting influence simply by being who you are.” I think it’s a curious exercise to reflect on who you’re being influenced...

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August 9, 2019

Donuts

At breakfast, they took away my donuts.   WB: Of course you’re mad. Why do you think they’ve gone through such lengths to confine you to the back pages of the Internet. If your ideas got out and went viral, it would be the death of nations. SC: And so...

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August 5, 2019

A Statement and a Question

I felt a bit scrappy this morning along with an incredible urge to walk around naked. There must have been something in my coffee to trigger a primal reaction. Having watched Hamilton over the weekend, I now have the soundtrack on repeat in Spotify. Particularly the lead track Alexander Hamilton,...

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July 29, 2019

The Four Agreements

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we share our thoughts on Don Miguel Ruiz’s thoughtful book, The Four Agreements. I’ve read the book several times now. Sarah is on her first pass of the book. I return to from time to time because the messages are simple and sound....

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July 23, 2019

Self-Acceptance

Excited to have as my guest host, Victoria James, founder of Mindflowers, in the studio with us to talk about self-importance and how mastering it will boost your authentic happiness by a factor of 10.

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July 20, 2019

Battleground God

Let’s play a game… Battleground God – Do your beliefs about religion and god stand up to philosophical scrutiny? Begin

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July 20, 2019

I can’t wait to go hog wild again

I’m slowing beginning to re-emerge from my wounded cocoon. Mobility in my right hand is edging along nicely, range of motion increasing each day since my release from the day ward. Of course I want to charge ahead like a mad bull, but I’ve purposefully kept the breaks on to...

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July 2, 2019

Culture of conformity

“The point of uniforms is to make everything  outwardly the same and, if possible, by a knock-on psychological effect inwardly the same too.” – from Journeys of an Underground Philosopher  I reject conformity, yet I conform every day. How can you resist the culture of conformity that we are born...

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June 10, 2019

Stealing from Hermann Hesse on destiny

Stealing from Hermann Hesse… He wrote that each person has only one genuine vocation and that is to find the way to themselves, to discover their own destiny – not an arbitrary one – and live it out wholly and resolutely within themselves. Everything else says Hesse, is only a...

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May 29, 2019

There’s no honest way to explain it

“The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others — the living — are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then...

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May 24, 2019

Are You Feeling Ok?

The haunting voices in Pink Floyd’s song, Bring The Boys Back Home, are echoing in my mind this morning: wrong, do it again time to go are you feeling ok? there’s a man answering, but he keeps hanging up is there anybody out there? Ok, yeah, a weird first thought...

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May 8, 2019

Incremental Change

Incremental change… is a process that adjusts the status quo via minor changes. Think of Incremental change as a series of small steps, with no single step taking up too much time. I know there are some folks out there who argue for radical change, but I think that sometimes...

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May 5, 2019

Dark Knight of the Soul

(1) That’s right, nobody is coming to rescue you. I have to remind myself of that from time to time. It means, if you want to change your situation, if you want to make life work for you, then you have to turn inward and draw from your internal resources....

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