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Looking deeply, what do you see?

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau When you look at a stranger, what do you see? Do you see the clothes they’re wearing, noting the style or how expensive they are? Do you see their age?…

Start with who you are, where you are

“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” - Pema Chödrön How much of the time is our attention focused on somewhere…

You are what you do

“You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.” - Carl Jung Our quote today invites us to investigate a bit more deeply our perception of ourselves. Often, if we're asked to describe ourselves, we will share qualities of ourselves…

Enjoying life and suffering less

"Overcoming attachment does not mean becoming cold and indifferent. On the contrary, it means learning to have relaxed control over our mind through understanding the real causes of happiness and fulfillment, and this enables us to enjoy life…

What are you paying attention to?

“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” José Ortega y Gasset What we're attending to in any given moment quite literally becomes our reality in that moment. We can only consciously experience that which we…

We are also the environment

"The environment is not limited to the trees, plants, water, sun, etc. We are also the environment. How we treat each other is the environment. Let us all do our part to make it, and each other, flourish." John Bruna We often focus on our…

Be who you are, where you are.

“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” - Pema Chödrön How much of the time is our attention focused on somewhere we'd…