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we were all children once…

March 8, 2016

This is the year I want to return to some of my old favorites – to see if they still move me.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Voltaire’s Bastards, The Affluent Society, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Manufacturing Consent, On Liberty.

Socrates. St. Augustine.

Do you have that first book in your head still?

That 1st book that made you look at the world, or yourself, differently?

Changing your ideas of space, time, God, sex, love, human rights?

In these times of environmental decay, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, our collective psychosis, maybe it’s time to return to some of the foundational wisdom you once tried to build your house on.

Find our 5 minutes of the day to re-focus, re-prioritize, reach out, re-connect to some of the old wisdom teachers that once took your breath away.

It is easy to forget – with time – that something – an idea – once took your breath away.

A simple line of words, a picture, grass in your toes. An ice cream cone. 

30 minutes with a book on a porch, on a couch, in a library, in a park, by the water.

Does anything take your breath away anymore?

Or are you too smart now, too post-modern, to ironic for anything so sentimental?

We were all children once.

Or have you forgotten that too?

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