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STOP PUSHING THE RIVER — Part 3

STOP PUSHING THE RIVER — Part 3

Poet John O’Donohue once beautifully said, “I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” After about 300 years or so of living on clock time, I think we humans have gotten a pretty good idea of where that mode of moving can take us.  It is not where O’Donohue would want to go. Clock time tends to turn off the wonder-noticing parts of our brain, it seems.  This is not a…

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GET BACK YOUR KID MOJO

GET BACK YOUR KID MOJO

Children fascinate me. The coolest thing about kids, I think, is this:  They come into this world as a bundle of wonder and curiosity.

ASK THE STUPID QUESTION

ASK THE STUPID QUESTION

I had a friend who won my admiration because his constant go-to request was always this:  “Can I ask a stupid question?“ Then he’d ask a question that was A-B-C simple about something I thought I knew. I’d answer the question (out of my own great wisdom, of course).  It made me feel so good to be able to be…uh-hem…The Expert. My friend Les listened carefully.  He’d think on what I said.  Then he’d ask more “stupid” questions, helping me…

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