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Tag: meaningful life

What Drives Me

Ah, yes, I have been strangely silent for a few days. I have learned that when this happens I must just “let it be” and allow the process to happen. These are times of great introspection. Sometimes, the result is an epiphany. Other times, the stillness allows me to hear the answer to…

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An Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

Master Taisen Deshimaru said: “To think is to choose to observe and comprehend, even if one is disturbed by oneself or others. Ultimately, to think means to understand, to understand primordial matter, the first thing in history.“ Master Ok-Sung An-Baron said: “Between he who has conquered a hundred thousand men in battle and…

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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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A Midlife Crisis Or A Three-Quarter Life Crisis?

Since starting this blog in November of 2006, I have used a series of tag lines to describe what it is about. Initially, I used “Traveling the world, following my joy.” By the time I had I returned from my around-the-world backpacking trip last fall, I realized that joy comes from within. This…

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Sleeping Is Not The Problem

You know how so many people have trouble sleeping? Well, that’s not my problem. For me, the problem is GETTING to sleep. I can be sitting in the recliner, watching TV, my eyes so heavy I can barely keep them open, but the moment my head hits the pillow – Boinggg! – my…

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Randy Pausch On How To Live Life

Bob Dylan’s song, Blowin’ In The Wind, asked the question How many times must a man look up before he can see the sky? I have looked up and seen the sky in its million different moods. I have seen it without a wisp of a cloud to mar its pure cerulean blue….

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