If You Want To Know Your Limits, Go Beyond Them

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“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.” – C.R. Lawton Eugen Herrigel wrote a classic little gem called Zen in the Art of Archery: Training the Mind and Body to Become One (Arkana). He writes in his introduction that: “…all arts, as they are studied in Japan and other Eastern countries, are …

The Power of Archetypes

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I had a conversation earlier this week with someone about archetypes. So I decided to revisit them to see which archetype is playing a dominate role in my life at present.   An archetype, as you probably know, is a concept that Carl Jung used in his theory of the human psyche. Basically he believed that universal archetypes reside within …

The Essence of Daily Life

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Striving for success is not the only game in town. We’re also here to learn and if you pay attention to daily life, it will teach you all that you need to know to grow and evolve. But if you’re anything like me, sometimes you’ll fail a lesson or two and have to repeat the learning. Sometimes we ignore what …

We Think Too Small

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I don’t think I’ve ever quoted Mao Tse-Tung before, but this little aphorism spoke to me this morning: “We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.” We tend to think within …

The Importance of Learning

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They say that the illiterate of the 21st century are not those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. The pace of change is just too great to remain attached to old ideas, old ways of doing things, old ways of believing. And the thing is with so much information literally at the tip …