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how to learn anything

Commit. You want to learn something? Commit to learning it. Stop making it into, “It would be nice.” Set a time each day, and go do it. That’s commitment. Bank on consistency. You’ll get a better return on investment for all of that time and effort, being consistent,...

trusting right timing

In my own life, I am working on trusting right timing--trusting that when things happen at the moments that they do, there is something to the timing of it, and that I cannot rush timing. In hindsight, I can see so many examples of right timing. In hindsight, I can...

look for the nuance

When you want to better understand someone? Look for the nuance. [I’m operating from the assumption that you desire to better understand your fellow humans, particularly those you regularly interact with, rather than arrogantly assume that your personal interpretation...

A reason to be happy

Are you waiting to feel good? Need a reason to be happy? You don’t need a reason to be happy. We should not wait for a reason, to feel good. I’m talking truly, deep down to our rooted spiritual bones good—not fulfilling cheap whims good, not numbing out with a...

why your life matters

When I was in my early 20s, I was struggling with extreme clinical depression. I remember spending days at home, not eating, fitfully sleeping, in between bouts of crying. I lived with a terribly unkind roommate, and money was so tight in those days that my bank...

why we don’t do what we say we should

You think of taking up a daily meditation practice. Or eating more vegetables. Or getting exercise. Or drinking more water. Or being kinder to yourself or someone else. You decide, “I’m going to do this.” You’re aware that any of these things could help you to live a...