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Keep Walking

I love Daniel Collinsworth’s post “Finding Greatness in Your Imperfection” on his blog Metta Drum. He includes a wonderful quote by Ram Dass, which I believe to be true. I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion—and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.  —Ram Dass It’s hard work […]

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A Theory of Everything

Recently I’ve done a few posts on empathy and inclusivity, so now I thought I’d tackle the science behind it all.  If that makes your eyes glaze over, don’t worry, I’ll explain it as clearly as I can.  Don’t you want to know how science can be integrated with spirituality?  Or is it just me? […]

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A Compassionate Life

Quotes from Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness by Marc Ian Barasch–a book which takes a look at empathy, altruism, and compassion from all walks of life. If one completes the journey to one’s own heart, one will find oneself in the heart of everyone else. –Father Thomas […]

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It’s How You Say It

Have you ever wondered why your true comments weren’t received well?  Have you ever thought, “Well, I did my part.  I can’t help that he/she was offended”? You may be familiar with Michael Moore’s work.  Certainly, he’s done enough controversial documentaries to be a polarizing figure.  You either love him or hate him.  But there’s […]

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Last night, I had to trek up to the cities for a get-together with people from the film/screenwriting community, and on my way up, I listened to the latest podcast of MPR’s Speaking of Faith with Thich Nhat Hanh, a well-known and revered Zen master and poet who did an unusual thing during the Vietnam […]

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