receptivity

Instincts Fail When Life Punches You In the Gut: Do This Instead

Most people have turned their solutions toward what is easy and toward the easiest side of the easy; but it is clear that we must trust in what is difficult; everything alive trusts in it. — Rainer Maria Rilke A few weeks ago, I walked out of a meeting in tears. A colleague had initiated a dialogue about the current tensions in our country and the world. A group of us engaged in deeply personal conversation about our feelings and responses toward the escalating world situation. We openly wrestled with the complexities of violence and compassion, safety and fear. We […]

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5 Expansive Mindsets That Will Make You Flourish Before 5pm

We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive. — Joseph Campbell Everywhere you look — especially in supposedly inspiring New Year’s articles — you see tips and tricks for how to become “successful.” Success articles tell you how important it is to be productive, and they prescribe programs and routines that ensure that you never waste a moment. They tout plans of action that will help you be the person you should become, rather than the person you are now. They imply that […]

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