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Steadfastly On A Path: bell hooks and Love

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“If love is really the active practice—Buddhist, Christian, or Islamic mysticism—it requires the notion of being a lover, of being in love with the universe … To commit to love is fundamentally to commit to a life beyond dualism. That’s why love is so sacred in a culture of domination because it simply begins to erode your dualisms: dualisms of …

Failure Part III: 800 Tries

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Failure feels like walking across hot coals while gargling rocks. Failure feels like you want to kick every cliche about how valuable failure is in the shins. Failure feels like when your first grade teacher wrote “talk, talk, talk” in the behavior section of your report card. Failure feels like after you complete a task and the script immediately running …

NEEAAReSt and Dearest: Paying It Forward

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Dear NEEAAReSt and Dearest, I have been thinking about the idea of paying it forward lately. Paying it forward is when we give to others from the space of gratitude for what we have been given, because we are deeply connected to one another. I am not sure when and where I first learned about paying it forward. Maybe it …