What judge of art could ever create art? What judge of life could ever create life? Life as Art Despite the limitations society might press on us, life is limitless, creative, and our deepest urge is to express ourselves in our own way and be heard. Our deepest desire is to think of, conceive of, and act out, our lives as a work of art. This natural desire is central to the question of leading a fulfilling life, and central to our satisfaction in life. And it is so very fragile, that if we lose sight of our sense of life as creativity, our own invention and expression of what is important, then we are prone to losing all sense of the value of life itself. We become … [Read More...]
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We are so divided right now and we’re missing the beauty of our diversity. — Eric Adams On November 2, 2021, two great cities in the world voted for diversity, inclusion and acceptance. Only time will tell whether the newly elected officials, Eric Adams and Michelle Wu, will be great leaders of the cities they represent. But they have hope on their side. Embracing diversity is the opposite of polarization. It is accepting all shades and colors, ways of being and ways of life. It is engaging in the richness all around us and within, and understanding we are all so much better off to be blessed with the gift of difference. Diversity thrives on complex and creative … [Read More...]
How to reinvent? When Authenticity and Meaning Conflict How can we authentically engage in new projects that don’t fit with the meaning we have attached to an identity we have created for ourselves? Most of us have run up against this at some point: You want to do or be something new, meaningfully, and give it your all. But a little voice inside says, “That’s not you. You’re always trying new things. Stick to who you are, what you are good at.” You reply, “But I’m not satisfied with who I am, what I am good at. I want more out of life. Not a new hobby. I want to reinvent.” I long to be someone who is not the person I have come to think of as me. What should we do when … [Read More...]
To live fulfillment, we must release identity and embrace difference. Fulfillment To grasp what might be meant by leading a fulfilling life, to experience it and feel it, we have to have an understanding of our environment. Otherwise, we have no bearings. Our lives unfold and connect with everything around us, and everything inside. We dream and fantasize at times, and sometimes spend long hours interpreting events in our lives, but we always come back to our relationship with this place where we exist, our universe. Our reality, what we consider to be real, is a cornerstone of our understanding of how to live fulfillment. We forget this sometimes. We fall into a routine of … [Read More...]
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