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Benjamin Zander’s TED Speech: Who Am I Being As I Go Out Into The World?

Benjamin Zander, conductor with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, spoke at TED recently. Beginning with an amusing discussion of classical music and what he calls “one-buttock playing,” his speech takes unexpected twists and turns that he connects with beautifully played Chopin. At the end of his remarks, Zander leaves us with a final, prophetic…

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Committing To Meditation

For the third straight morning, I roll out my Yoga mat on my living room floor and sit in half lotus pose. I straighten my back and rest my hands on my knees palms up, bringing the tips of my forefingers and thumbs together to create circles. Closing my eyes, I begin Ujjayi…

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Without Hope We Have Nothing

About a year ago, I wrote a story titled “Hopelessness Is Only One Letter Away From Hopelessness.” I have more interaction with homeless people than most, since I live in Sarasota, Florida, midway between the Salvation Army facility and downtown. Every day, dozens of homeless people walk downtown in the morning and return…

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Red Marbles

When I first started this blog, I was struggling with eternal questions: “Who am I? Why am I Here? What Is My Purpose In Life?” That was at a point in my life when I decided to walk run away from a job I hated, strap on a backpack, and travel solo around…

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What We All Want In Life Is A Shot

Occasionally I write about my desire for a kinder, gentler world; one where unconditional love and acceptance is the norm rather than the exception. On a daily basis, I try to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. Something as simple as a smile can change a stranger’s day….

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What Kind Of A World Would It Be

…if we lived in the moment rather than regretting the past or worrying about the future? …if we took time to help one another? …if we didn’t live in fear? …if we cared about people? …if we smiled more? I’ve been thinking a lot about this today, which is strange in itself because…

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