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measuring the true cost of your choices

August 20, 2007

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Your life is a strange and complex web defined by the tension between choices made and choices forgone. On internetducttape, engtech has a good post about weighing the cost of your life choices and making informed decisions, including the decision to incorporate deliberately “unproductive” time in your day-to-day routine. Remember, inspiration and insight cannot strike […]

Henry David Thoreau on blogging

August 17, 2007

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How vain it is to sit down to write, when you have not yet stood up to live. Henry David Thoreau from BaredFeetandTeeth :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

thinking your way to freedom

August 14, 2007

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Does introspection equal independence? It’s an intriguing thought, especially attractive to those of us who like to think. This very interesting blog post at Strive to Live suggests that without pausing to understand our situations, we will never get ourselves out of them, because we will not be able to see the path.   “The […]

stay hungry. stay foolish

August 2, 2007

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Universities rightly get a lot of crap for handing out honorary degrees to celebrities (Tom Selleck, anyone?) just to ramp up the glam factor of their graduation ceremonies so that the no-name honorary degree-getters will feel inspired to donate millions. But every now and again a celebrity comes up with something that’s pure gold. They’re […]

workaholic? moi?

July 6, 2007

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Who’s a workaholic? It certainly wouldn’t be me, nor you…would it? Ha! Remember the Eighties, where you were supposed to be a proud workaholic, in your little blue suit and tie? That was back before we got lives. Or brains, I think. Now it’s more fashionable to have a balanced life, and thank god for […]

podcast: a map of awakening: the five spiritual faculties

July 3, 2007

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These are the five Buddhist spiritual precepts, explained and expanded upon by Diana Winston, from the excellent collection at DharmaSeed. These principles, as with much of Buddhist practice, can be used by anyone, Buddhist or not. These are paradigms that are universal: you can look at your life, analyze it according to these principles, and […]

99 lessons learned by leaving

July 2, 2007

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Here’s some good food for thought from Edith Yeung (whom I found via sports blog WithMalice: she’s listed 99 things she’s learned by leaving the corporate life. Bear with the typos (god knows we’ve all made typso!) because there’s real wisdom here under an imperfect facade. Actually, the time it takes to sit down and […]