Category Archives: Self-Realisation

Hang in there

Is there anything more difficult? Showing up day after day, week after week, sometimes for years, as your movement slowly gains steam, as your organization hits speed bumps, as the news goes from bad to worse… Showing up, it turns … Continue reading

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Education is the answer

It almost doesn’t matter what the question is, really. Everyone is an independent actor, now more than ever, with access to information, to tools, to the leverage to make a difference. Instead of being a cog merely waiting for instructions, … Continue reading

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Empathy is a bridge

“Sorry” doesn’t mean you caused the pain. It merely means that you see it, that you’ve felt pain before in your life as well, that you are open to a connection. Our ability to bring people along is critical because … Continue reading

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The memories we rehearse are the ones we live with

A million things happened to you today. The second bite of your lunch. The red light on the third block of your commute… Tomorrow, you’ll remember almost none of them. And the concept that you’d remember something that happened to … Continue reading

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Batteries not included

It’s easy to dream of a strategy or a set of tactics that will make your forward motion feel less like an uphill slog. A perpetual motion machine of progress. These are few and far between. The single most important … Continue reading

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The powerful seduction of ‘powerless’

Where do conspiracy theories come from? More than 10% of the population still believes that the moon landings were faked. (Even though we can see the landing modules with a telescope). People make up inane theories about various cabals that … Continue reading

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All we have is each other

And that’s enough. It has to be. It’s all we’ve ever had. The challenge is in realizing this and working with it, even when we’re secretly hoping for something more, some external force. You and me, kid, you and me … Continue reading

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Finding the thread

Unraveling has precisely the same meaning as raveling… when we pull on a thread, pull and pull, as it unweaves what came before. It’s nice to have the next thing clearly laid out, planned and sure to work. It would … Continue reading

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Hobson’s choice, Occam’s razor, Wheeler’s which and the way we decide

Hobson’s choice is no choice at all. Take what’s offered, or walk away. Occam’s razor is a rule of thumb: the simplest explanation is often the best one. Wheeler’s which teaches us that the answer to “one egg or two?” … Continue reading

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Sort by price

Imagine a supermarket (or any store, for that matter), where the items are arranged by price. At one end is the salt and the chewing gum, and at the other end are mops and steaks. We always think about the … Continue reading

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