• Daily Grateful: The Importance of Humility

    January 5, 2014

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  • Daily Grateful: The Gift

    January 1, 2014 A wonderful friend of mine is a carpenter, a craftsman, and an artisan and he has built something interesting that I doubt anyone else you know has built. He’s built his own casket. Now, he’s a young man of 74 or so, spry, adept, and intelligent, (see video below) and one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. He has a variety phrases carved into this final resting place he’s built for himself, and one of my favorites is “Every day is a gift.” I took that thought to the next level. Here’s to a happy,

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  • Mindfulness at Work: Ram Dass and Pema Chödrön

    Earlier today I was reading through Ram Dass’ blog (from a 1989 article) and a recent piece by Pema Chödrön and they both wrote about ideas regarding the workplace that spoke directly to me. I thought I would post snippets and discuss them a little in the context of mindfulness, acceptance, and letting go of old patterns in the workplace. If somebody is a problem for you, it’s not that they should change, it’s that you need to change. If they’re a problem for themselves that’s their karma, if they’re causing you trouble that’s your problem on yourself. So, in

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  • Daily Grateful: November 23, 2013

    Emerson, author, poet, and lecturer, led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century in the US. He was a wise man, indeed. The mindful do not dwell on what was, or what will be, only what is. The end of the day is just that, the end of that set of experiences, bracketed by the hours we’ve chosen. Tomorrow will be a new series of moments, decisions, and opportunities, but for now, it’s time to rest…

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