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Writing is part of my meditative process to clarify my thoughts, to align my actions and to focus on my purpose. I write about my emotions, my shortcomings, and my ideas for a better world through poetry, prose, and what I call rantifestos every day, some of which I post here on my blog and on social media. I share them to help others move along their paths to live and lead with compassion.

Mentoring futurists

With all good intentions so many mentors and parents become futurists who think they can see the road ahead so clearly.

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Okagesama and Ubuntu

When we are open to one another, when we embrace one another we become one another. I am because we are. I am what I am because of who we all are.

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None of us are sea squirts. Right?

Adaptability is the most sought-after characteristic of leadership and of an organization. It is a continuous learning process. Not talking about professional development with a focus on cutting edge skills and competencies. But a dynamic feel for the needs of the people serving and being served.

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Accept the present—fully and unconditionally

The ability to take on things unconditionally, like acceptance or love is a keyway to work towards a point in life where we are at peace with everything, and everybody around us, including ourselves.
These things will teach us and guide us if we surrender to them. This is one of the greatest secrets to increased well-being.

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To favor the flower, we must respect the roots

What if we knew what was inside every person, every situation, every thing? I am not just talking about the search or pursuit of the truth, but a view into the forces that caused the manifestation on the surface. A way to deepen our empathy and understanding of what is really going on.

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The Ocean of Community

We can not make real progress without engaging our enemies in the process of peace and a shared vision. Community must be truly inclusive, equitable and diverse.

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From Moments to Movements

Silence becomes cowardice
when occasion demands
speaking out the whole truth
and acting accordingly.
Mahatma Gandhi

Whoever’s in charge of our spiritual airwaves must be pulling their hair out. The exponential growth in traffic for our thoughts and prayers, moments of silence has long ago exceeded the allotted bandwidth. Moments crashing into prayers and thoughts being obliterated by silence. It’s hard to keep up with the crisis of the moment. Our hearts have whiplash, scar tissue and calluses. And we don’t know what to think or how to feel.

I’m finding these “moments of silence” so meaningless. I believe in silence. I believe in the power of stillness and the ability to reflect on one’s thoughts, one’s behaviors and one’s potential actions. For self-improvement and for contributions to the greater good.

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Special Effects of Being

All that you touch you change
and all that you change,
changes you. 
Octavia Butler

I’m inspired by the mesmerizing effects of the integration of science and spirituality that is revealing so many truths. This post may require a small micro dose of indulgence and patience to connect the dots. Observe whether what I wrote is altered by your interpretation. 

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