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Reality

Q: Real or Magic? A: Both.

‘I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’” ~ Louis C.K. Question: Real or magic?…

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Let’s Hear It For The Boy.

“Within the masculine psyche, there is a creature, an unwounded man, who believes  in the good, who has no doubts about life, who is not only wise but who also is not afraid to die.” Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, Women Who Run With The Wolves Ahhh Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakas’ character in The Hangover, above) … Just kidding. Or…

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Time. Check it.

  “For us believing physicists the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, even if a stubborn one.” ~ Albert Einstein Now I can’t tell you exactly what that means. (Something, deep down the rabbit hole, in the way of: you have equal access to past, present and future – time is…

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Selfishness and The Airplane Rule

There is a reason the flight crew is directed to instruct you that, in the case of an emergency, do not be a martyr: put your own mask on before helping someone else. How does the genius of this request not make it past customs? Here are some of the next-level insights it imparts: 1.…

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The Truth About Power.

“Knowing others is perspective, but knowing one’s own self is enlightened; conquering others shows strength, but conquering one’s self shows true power.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching This is why we do the work. Why I do the work: Power. That’s right: not for ethical, moral, or some other socially acceptable reasons – that is, not first…

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TED: Mind V. Matter

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work. In this TED talk, Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think Inc., explains why positive psychology matters: not the world – but the way you see the world, is the biggest determining factor of how you experience it. I’m going to repeat that, because it is a paradigm shift…

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Dissatisfaction.

Glass makes a good point – in fact he makes a lot of them. Here they are, taken apart and put back together. Number one: our dissatisfaction is recognition of the gap between our taste and the fruits of our labor; between our potential, and what we are currently actualizing. It is not, as we are…

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Doing The Right Thing

What is the right thing to do? We want to do the right thing. And I’m not necessarily talking about the ethical or moral thing. We can be a little more gritty, a little more earthly – a little more personal than that. When I say we want to do the right thing, I mean:…

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Tarot, Astrology and Coffee Grinds: Part One

A number of clients have asked me, ‘What are your thoughts on Tarot readings, and the like?’ Well, my first thought is: ‘Ooooo magical. mystical. and fun.‘ Being redundant of course, as magic and mystery are fun. – Even if they are something else besides. But first things first. And in this case, that seems…

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Working hard.

‘Are you working as hard as you can? Why?’ Sounds like a question Michael Scott (Former Branch Manager, Dunder Mifflin Inc.) might ask us in one of his talking heads. And although it did make me laugh out loud, The Office isn’t actually where I heard it. I read this question in a Laughing Sage…

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