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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.

Moby Dick syndrome

We always have a few lines in the water looking for some bites and nibbles on better opportunities. Hoping we catch something. Something big.

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Nurture our nature

For parents and leaders, nurture matters and can make a difference. But how we nurture, how we foster environments, that supports the nature, can generate very different outcomes.

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Dear future self

Despite many factors that conspire against us, you are still the one who controls the way you react and respond to your future. You have to take an active role in the curation and the architecture of your future self.

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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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Let your fire burn brightly in 2023!

Each of us has this incredible flame within us, this fire that we’ve either nurtured or ignored. But there’s a fire within, that is unique to each of us. It’s the essence of who we are. It is something that has been determined by the generations, by the genetics, by the generosity of others. And gratitude is an essential fuel for that fire.

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Let that shit go

Disappointment and achievement are inextricably tied together. They are complementary. You can not have one without the other. There is no real disappointment without passion and love. When you care deeply about something, and you construct a trajectory of expectations, you are destined for the land of disappointment.

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What if this is the best time? Because it is.

We say things to impress ourselves and others. We blow smoke where there will never be any fire. We verbalize our aspirations to show we off the breadth of our interests. But interest without intention and ultimately investment is just irresponsible illusion without integrity.

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A cup is more valuable chipped

We justify in our own minds doing things that are counter to our own health and wellbeing, ironically all in search of some shred of “normalcy” or even self-care. Sometimes it feels like we are self-administering some weird unnecessary chemotherapy we think will cure us. But there are massive side effects that could be iatrogenic, where the cure is far worse than that the disease. Suppressing who you are, hurts.

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