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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.

Questions don’t make you curious

A friend of mind equates having questions to being curious. We all have questions, but most of ask them like a lawyer at a deposition—“Never ask a question if you do not know the answer.” We spend so much time avoiding the “stupid question”, nodding our heads when we have no clue. As we age and our ego dominates, we prefer to look smart than learn anything. Questions do not make you curious.

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The beginner’s mind

In Buddhism and in martial arts there is this aspirational concept of the beginner’s mind. A mind free of assumptions, expectations, and a child-like enthusiasm for the new and the different. I often try to use my beginner’s mind, but most times the forces of habit, comfort and ego crush my inner child.

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