Don’t Forget the Passion in Compassion

Compassion does not mean being less of yourself. Compassion does not mean not expressing yourself. Compassion does not mean making room for others at expense of the self. Compassion is not self-sacrifice. Compassion is not inherently soft, or gentle, or yielding. Compassion can be blunt It can be bold Compassion can be fractious as much …

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How Quickly Will I Get Good?

This is a pretty common question. Often when we start into something new, we’re eager to get past that first awkward and potentially embarrassing stage and get onto looking like a badass as quickly as possible. I have two answers to this question: 1. About one year.  This isn’t when you’ll be a complete badass, …

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Thinking Abundantly in a Scarce World

How do you think abundantly in a world that is obviously scarce? There is only so much oil in the earth, only so many dollars in your bank account, only so much blanket to share with your blanket-hogging bedmate. Abundant thinking doesn’t mean ignoring limits; simply having the vision to see beyond them. An abundant …

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Follow from the outside in, dance from the inside out

I haven’t written about dancing in a while yet I’ve been quite inspired by it lately. A lot of my personal practice of late has been focused on following in partner dance. I find the act of following in dance to be quite beautiful from both a participatory and metaphorical sense. It is interesting to …

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