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The Art of Conversation: From Debate to Dialogue

What if our interactions, experiences, and situations in life are all a conversation? Consider leadership, identity, love, trust, science, learning, and suffering as a conversation.

What if we view life as a network of conversations?

Everything says something. Our very existence evokes conversation. We derive meaning from our engagement with the world. Each interaction reveals significance, backgrounds, histories, and discourses, forming our relationship with reality.

The significance of our life lies not in the rock we stumble over but in how we make sense of that experience and how it shapes our view of reality. We are incessantly in conversations with DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2023-12-11T10:29:37-05:00December 11th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments

Generosity—The Mind of Letting Go

When we describe someone as generous or acting with generosity, we are experiencing a giving person.

Synonyms of generous include liberality, magnanimity, abundance, amplitude, largesse, unselfishness, kindness, beneficence, and even hospitality. And yet, I find these definitions and synonyms confusing because they miss the fundamental truth of generosity—an openness that begins with letting go.

Going East

To clarify and deepen our notion of generosity, Eastern thinking offers some wisdom. Dāna is a Sanskrit and Pali word that translates to “generosity.” It connotes the virtue of offering or giving in Indian religions and philosophies. Giving and receiving require open hands—thus DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2023-10-31T13:48:37-04:00August 14th, 2023|Blog, classic blog|0 Comments

Becoming “Enough” to Create Satisfaction

The annual World Happiness Report has ranked nations on an international happiness index since 2011.

Published last month, the 2023 report ranks Finland as the happiest country in the world—for the sixth consecutive year!

Many opinions exist, but if you ask Finns why they are happy, you’ll discover some pretty basic insights that begin with a sense of satisfaction.

What Is Satisfaction?

Satisfaction can be elusive. Its origin in Latin is satis (enough) and facio (to make, do, create). And to satisfy means to do enough. Thus, enough action.

Here, “enough” implies any action or situation that DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2023-06-20T14:31:11-04:00May 16th, 2023|Blog|0 Comments
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