The Value of Resilience

Some reflections worthy of exploration from the evolving science of positive psychology, blended with balance to considerations on art, personal development and age-old wisdoms, such as the value of resilience. Framed with a variety of twists and turns via the associated links, making for a nice Sunday afternoon contemplation if you take your time to…

Personal Process in the Questioning

In the spirit of the New Year and in timing with recent highlighted social issues and the Golden Globes, I’d like to give some space here to Daphne Merkin in her attempt to provide some context and wider perspective. I’ve often appreciated her subtle and keen observations on human experience, including her in-depth, honest considerations…

A Great Conversation

“In old notions of growth and development there was always this idea…that somehow we needed something to push against in order to grow. Now there’s almost a feeling that growth should be delivered to us… “Around us, the forces are not kind in terms of either recognizing, awakening or encouraging beauty. But, actually, this should…

Kintsugi

“I started to reflect quietly on my journey…looking at the place I am now. My heart had broken in so many pieces, I never thought it could be mended. And yet, it has…one thread of gold at a time, one thread of love at a time. I remember your talking about alchemy. I think I…

Human Endeavor

The greatest human endeavor is to bring imagination’s yearning into the preset limitations of a circumstance that won’t allow for it. You could say that this is how we create heaven on earth, at least for and in that moment. Photo from Aleppo by Joseph Eid

Supple, Enduring Concentration

“I’ve enjoyed some time not only on your blog but also the other pages that have come up. The music playlists are a welcome addition to the early morning hours. Sitting quietly with your thoughts on information, consumption, and curious about how that all fits into morning contemplations… It seems like for years now I’ve…