Category Archives: Self-Knowledge

Leadership and Beauty

A recent New York Times article, “How Beauty is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution,” caught my eye and ear. Ferris Jabr’s lucid prose verges at the end of the article to poetry and is framed throughout with exquisite images of bird feathers by Kenji Aoki. The content of the article is about evolutionary biology and scientific […]

On “The End of Suffering” by Thích Nhất Hạnh

An arresting meditation by Thích Nhất Hạnh came back to me the other day. I first posted it seven years ago. I encourage you to listen to it again or for the first time. The End of Suffering May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos Even in the darkest spots living […]

On Blind Spots

If you must be strong, you’ll react every time you see yourself being weak. You will stamp out weakness by being especially strong, displaying what your strength looks like so even you can see it. This may well have side effects, including looking especially weak and self-centered as you beat up on others. If you […]

The Point of Feedback is Understanding

It seems obvious doesn’t it — the reason we take the time to have tough conversations with one another is to create better understanding. With that new understanding in place the other person can then choose to grow into better ways of moving in the world. He or she may choose, for example, to become […]