Change

Change[1]: : to become different : to make (someone or something) different : to become something else To become something different, to do something different, to become someone different are, all three, aspects that accompany change. For many of us, change can be uncomfortable, unnerving, frightening. There are some who thrive on change, loving the […]

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Acceptance

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation — some fact of my life — unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way […]

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Fame

It’s a funny thing, fame. We are bombarded by it so implicitly and continuously that I believe we rarely take pause to really think about the implications and the issues that accompany it. Fame is not a new phenomenon. Fame has been around since the beginning of human consciousness, although it has evolved in its form […]

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Stopping

Like the seasons of nature, the human experience inevitably comprises periods of growth and periods of slowing down and the dying off of old growth. Our culture and our society, however, do not value or celebrate fallow times. Our society values productivity, growth, busyness, dynamism, and change. What is not immediately obvious or celebrated, however, […]

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Bite-Sized Living

I have previously written on the ‘myths’ of linearity when it comes to conceptualizing what living means or when it comes to living life itself. The ‘myth’ is the idea that life enfolds along a more or less defined and straight forward continuum, with each transition anticipated and societally expected. Childhood, school, university, jobs, mortgage, […]

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Input vs. Output

As humans we are constantly inputting and outputting matter. Energy. Waste. Food. Information. Words. Ideas. Creations. Other humans. In recent decades, however, our inputting and outputting quotients have exploded exponentially. We consume more information, more products, more food, more relationships, more money than ever before. We output more waste, more babies, more chemicals, more pollution, […]

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Hierarchy

As children we learn about the food chain. The real food chain with plants, animals, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, predators and prey. As adults we learn about the social and corporate food chain. The one with job titles, job levels, financial status and celebrity and class attached to it. This food chain, or hierarchy, can be found in […]

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