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Mother Teresa’s Humility List

1. Speak as little as possible about yourself.
2. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others.
3. Avoid curiosity.
4. Do not interfere in the affairs of others. 76 more words



In a great-small thing of no size but larger than zero I placed a bag of velvet life roughly the length of a rocky-road mile and away it dissolved into the infinitely smallness of my LifeBag and I shed a ghostly tear — the ones that never jump from the wornEyes of dying cultures but those dried eyeballs found on summer-baked roads for hungry vultures. 24 more words


The First CONTRARIWISE Interview

Last May, Mark Balawender, communications director for PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization), interviewed the CONTRARIWISE co-editors-in-chief and two contributors. His wonderful piece was… 34 more words


On Identity, Mindfulness, and the Fallacy of the Present

Listen, I understand our collective attachment to the past. We have good things kept safely tucked away there, things that nothing in the present moment can touch. 949 more words


The Weird, the Weird, and the Strange

The Weird and the Strange.  One of the best ways to define a relative term, like weird, is to define what it is not.  It is not,  1,841 more words


Kindness Challenge - Week Five

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
~ John Muir

It’s fitting, in a way, that I couldn’t bring you last week’s kindness challenge due to in part to the extreme weather events we were experiencing in our part of the world.

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Looking Inward

“And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought.” 6 more words