Dealing with Anger

Anger is the mask of vulnerability. If you encounter anger—in a friend, partner, associate, or even in the world at large—don’t be fooled by appearances. Instead of taking offense and assuming the role for which you’ve been cast, seek to fathom what lies beneath. Rather than reacting in automatic or predictable ways, take time to …

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Dignity in Restraint

There is an old saying: “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” It’s a particularly useful meditation, particularly in youth. A friend and I were chatting yesterday about the fact that there is dignity in restraint. Some jump to conclusions while others jump into the sack. You can rush headlong into just about anything—and …

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Wisdom and Truth

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.---Proverbs 4:7 Why is wisdom so important? Wisdom---the sense of the fitness of things---is the gateway to understanding. What is there to understand? Many things, of course, but to understand in the highest sense---to "stand in the midst of"---is to know …

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The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Myths are not mere stories; they are informative archetypes that shape our perception. We may not have given them much thought, but they point to the shape of things, the design of reality from which conscious abstract knowledge emerges. In my own case, I was (and still am to perhaps a lesser degree) steeped in …

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Rising Thoughts

These thoughts crowded upon the tip of my pen this morning. I hope you find them useful, if not inspiring… You are way more capable than you have tended to demonstrate, but you knew that already. You may have forgotten, however, that you won’t come to rest until you reveal your highest and finest, continuously. …

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Are you Propulsion Agnostic?

I came across an interesting phrase while reading an article about Koenigsegg, the maker of gorgeous, insanely fast $3 million supercars. The author, Edward Ludlow, noted that Koenigsegg calls itself "propulsion agnostic," meaning they were not stuck on traditional combustion technology for power output. They mix and match whatever technologies make sense at the time …

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A purpose for being.

“How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”—Revelation 18:7 We cannot begin to understand our own purpose without understanding something of the purpose of humanity.  Where do we …

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The Ultimate Adventure

Have you ever had a time where the perceived benefits of remaining silent or bending the truth seemed to weigh heavily against the potential consequences of telling the truth? Such decisions can be challenging, especially in situations where you stand to lose someone or something valuable in the process. Truth, in the world as it …

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