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The present is given by the future, but we unwittingly file the past (our many experiences good and bad, how we interpreted them, what we decided about them, the conclusions we made, etc.) into a “future drawer.” In doing so, we act, think, and believe as if “the present is given by the past.” While it “appears” as if it’s the past that’s shaping our present-day choices and actions, it really isn’t. Read more >

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Every day we are presented with opportunities to live as if it’s business as usual or to create something exceptional, something beyond who we’ve been, what we’ve imagined, and what we know. Each day is a new occasion to express ourselves, to challenge existing options, to set aside... Read more >

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If you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living.* If we can consider that mistakes and breakdowns are a making up, an invention, a declaration of something missing instead of a “failure of being,” what’s there is the possibility of “inventing being.”
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Among the major themes to which literature repeatedly turns, none may be richer and more consuming than regret. Our preferences sometimes tend toward comfort, familiarity, safety. Creating a breakthrough, stepping out, taking new ground requires disrupting our old conversations. The pull is there to move what we see or imagine as possible into action. Read more >

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When we’re asked who we are, we pretty much tell our story. Story telling is key—it’s how we understand one another, how we preserve the past, how we make meaning, how we bring new realities to life. While our stories are rich, layered, and unique, we are no more our stories than we are our names, all that happens, the meanings we assign, or our mental or emotional states. The content of our stories is not us—yet, often without us even noticing,…Read more >

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