Learning is the Cure-all

The ability to learn is the basis of hope. Without the possibilities of education, we would all be condemned to remain the same people today that we were yesterday. Every mistake would be consistently repeated. Every failure would be doomed to happen over and over again. Every time we were stumped by a tough question… Continue reading Learning is the Cure-all

You Haven’t Practiced Until You’ve Performed

“One more seminar. One more book. One more coaching session. One more practice run-through. Then I can start,” we think. Why not start now? Why not grow on the go? Why not learn while you live? Why not conceptualize while you create? Why not improve while you move? Who sold us on this false dichotomy… Continue reading You Haven’t Practiced Until You’ve Performed

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

Doubt As a Friend of Truth

Whenever we move from belief to doubt by recognizing the flaws in what we previously considered to be good evidence, we take a step closer towards wisdom. The pursuit of truth isn’t just a matter of learning exciting new facts about the world; it’s also a matter of unlearning the fallacies and unquestioned assumptions that… Continue reading Doubt As a Friend of Truth

Reading is a Near Death Experience

Before a person opens a book, they should be prepared to die. How can we grow unless we are willing to put to death our former assumptions in order to make room for new knowledge? And how can we put to death our former assumptions without also losing those aspects of ourselves that are defined… Continue reading Reading is a Near Death Experience