Category: Daily Reflection

Why We Work – Louise Bush-Brown on Sir Christopher Wren

“Perhaps you have heard the story of Christopher Wren, one of the greatest of English architects, who walked one day unrecognized among the men who were at work upon the building of St. Paul’s cathedral in London which he had designed. “What are you doing?” he inquired of one of the workmen, and the man replied, “I am cutting a piece of stone.” As … Read More Why We Work – Louise Bush-Brown on Sir Christopher Wren

Usefulness

“We cannot be useful to ourselves until we are useful to others.” – Dali Lama Being of service is one of the most powerful transformative tools. When we chose to put our own agenda aside and do something for someone else we learn what our real gifts are. Often, people on a journey of self (or spiritual) discovery chose to “go into the mountains … Read More Usefulness

Seeing Others

“Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them.” – Jon Kabot Zinn One of the first books I came across in my own spiritual and personal journey of discovery was Jon Kabot Zinn’s Wherever You Go, There You Are. It is a great little book on mindfulness, with short chapters and entry level … Read More Seeing Others

Continued Progress

“I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.” – Margaret Fuller  Here lies a common and persistent problem for us, not just as individuals, but as a culture. Progress is a cultural idea, and one that has served humanity well, when it has been thought out and directed. Medicine, sanitation, supplies of food and water, all of our daily … Read More Continued Progress

…”on the fatigue of your bones.”

Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones. – Antonin Artaud “Never tire yourself more than necessary…” Sound advice, but its the 2nd part that is most interesting to me today. Living and working in the shadow of our financial and cultural center of productivity I know bankers, lawyers, plumbers, artists, chefs, and … Read More …”on the fatigue of your bones.”

Taking Yourself Too Seriously

The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it. – Bill Nye, The Science Guy How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter? – Woody Allen We are pretty strange creatures and the world is a pretty strange place. & it doesn’t … Read More Taking Yourself Too Seriously

“…In Order To Learn To Do It.”

“I am always doing that which I can not, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Van Gogh Most people I know don’t actually like being beginners. I can’t tell you the amount of times I have heard clients and friends say something like, “I’ve always wanted to learn how to play guitar (or speak another language, or sail, or run a … Read More “…In Order To Learn To Do It.”