Exploring The Inner Game

Exploring The Inner Game

When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticise it as “rootless and stemless.” We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as...
How Do You Know When You’re Done?

How Do You Know When You’re Done?

“Sometimes I’m done because I run out of time. Sometimes a deadline gets you to stop. Sometimes a project is done because you’ve done too much and you’ve made it worse. You need to stop and go back. Sometimes you’re never done.” Paula Scher in How To Think Like a...
Don’t Follow The Herd

Don’t Follow The Herd

Robert Rodriguez has taken the idea of a hyphenated career to the extreme. His thoughts on creativity are insightful and inspiring. I first heard the the quote below in interview with Tim Ferriss, which I listened to as I climbed to the peak of Arthur’s Seat in...
Engage With The Unknown

Engage With The Unknown

How do we train ourselves to to sit with tension, rather than avoid it by any means necessary?   How do we engage with the unknown and the uncomfortable?   How do we bring ourselves to tackle the questions that don’t have bite sized answers?   Is our...
Fragments of Light

Fragments of Light

In her book, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and the Art of Living, Krista Tippett shares a story told by Rachel Naomi Remen. This was my fourth birthday present [from her Hasidic Rabbi Grandfather].   In the beginning there was only the holy darkness,...