The Mark of Mastery

Never let leading take the lead over learning. Our greatest responsibility is not to the growth of others, but to the continual evolution of our own intelligence, our own integrity, and our own sense of imagination. The best way to reach the people we teach is by maintaining what Zen Philosophy calls a “beginner’s mind.”… Continue reading The Mark of Mastery

It’s Not Easy Being Right

“You can be right without being righteous about it.” -Ram Dass Why do people have such a difficult time admitting they’re wrong? Maybe (just maybe) because those who are right are not always so gracious about the fact that they are right. Sometimes we’re more invested in proving our point than in making it easier… Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Right

Write SOMETHING!

Give yourself permission to be brief when you need to be brief. And give yourself permission to be lengthy when you need to be lengthy. But whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of refusing to give yourself permission to write anything just because you fear being too brief or too lengthy. It’s better to write… Continue reading Write SOMETHING!

Thinking Caps Are Always in Style

Critical thinking isn’t just for stuff on the internet. It’s for every medium and every message that will ever exist. Intelligence is the only technology that never gets outdated. Our commitment to analyzing and assessing information will always be just as important as the credibility of the sources from which we gather that information. Wherever we… Continue reading Thinking Caps Are Always in Style

The Whole of Me

I am not an entity in the abstract. My existence is made manifest in a specific form. I have shape. I have size. I have color. I have gender. I have sexuality. Wherever I am present, these attributes are present with me. I cannot ignore them. I do not wish to ignore them. I will not… Continue reading The Whole of Me