Tag Archives: Compassion

Disasters, Disappointments, Decrepitudes and Embuggerances

I don’t know a single person whose life has not been blighted, at one time or another, by disease, discomforts, disasters, disappointments, debilitations, disquietudes, decrepitudes and embuggerances. It seems to be an inseparable part of being human. The important thing … Continue reading

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Have You Noticed?

So many human interactions are enhanced by paying attention.  Indeed, the opposite is also true.  A human interaction can be rendered utterly worthless, bereft of content and destroyed forever, if you don’t pay attention. I’m increasingly of the opinion that … Continue reading

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Mugging the Inner Prodigy

I like the word “prodigy”, because we all have an inner prodigy – the young person with exceptional talents and abilities that represents our earlier, unselfconscious curiosity and imagination.  That child-like creative being resides within us all and when you … Continue reading

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Noticing

I think the primary skill any artist must possess is the ability to notice.  In fact, I’ll go one better.  All art is drawing attention to what you have noticed.  The very meaning of the word “aesthete” is to be … Continue reading

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Escape the Prevailing Paradigm

Yesterday was one of those days where new thoughts and ideas were brought to my attention.  I love those days.  I was given an article about an emerging field of study in positive human psychology – self-compassion.  What it’s all … Continue reading

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The Wholehearted Artist

Recently, I was introduced to a video by a very wise friend.  It was one of those moments where you are given it at exactly the time you need it most, when you are most receptive to it and when … Continue reading

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