Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Being a Mensch

Foucault was the one person I met in France that I could talk to. He was a mensch. You know whether you agree with him or not because you know what he is saying. Leslie Fiedler       Mensch (German: Mensch, for “human being”) means “a person of integrity and honor”. The opposite of …

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Sacred

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell   Joseph John Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: …

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Feeding Your Spirit

The windows of my soul I throw wide open to the sun.John Greenleaf Whittier       John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets. Whittier was strongly influenced by the Scottish …

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Nothingness

If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness. Tadao Ando   Tadao Ando is a Japanese architect whose approach to architecture was once categorized as critical regionalism. Ando has led a storied life, working as a truck driver and boxer prior to settling on the profession of architecture, …

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The ABC’s of Achievement – V-W-X

Vision – Jonathan Swift said, “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” We all have visions. Each of us creates images of how we want our lives to look. We see the people we want to be with, draw landscapes of where we will live, make lists of what we want …

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