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In taking on big commitments, games worth playing, there will always be failures. Dealing with them effectively requires a special sort of environment, a way of being, in which what we have taken on creates an opening for action—like a “being toward” something. When things occur for us as a failure, it’s an interpretation, not a fact. (The idea that we can alter... Read more >

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The form and composition of money may change (e.g. livestock, beads, metal, paper, bitcoins, etc.)—but its significance remains. "Money is a fact of life, yet most of us understand it far less than we do those other 'facts of life.' And almost none of us has stood in its presence the way we might with a redwood, a Rembrandt, or a starry desert night." Read more >

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We were brought up, enculturated, taught, related to, from the idea that our authentic, subjective experience (thoughts, emotions, moods, feelings, etc.) has a causative relationship with our actions. That whole idea is really pervasive, tough to counter, hard to get beyond because it’s so palpably clear to us subjectively. When we are excited (or bored, etc.), we don’t say “I’m being excited, we say “I am excited.” Read more >

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We sometimes think that the circumstances in our relationships keep our relationships from being great. (If only she…, if only he…, etc.) But it’s not the content, it’s the way we hold the content and the stand we take for workability that determine the quality and power of our relationships.Read more >

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"...Our teacher asked for nominations for the best song. All hands were in the air. When I announced my choice, a long and embarrassing silence followed. I loved that song, but if nobody else liked it, I guess now I didn't, either. From that point on, when someone asked my thoughts, I'd have them respond first, and then express my opinion accordingly."Read more >

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