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Finding Happiness at Work

Finding Happiness at Work

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ― Confucius “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ” ― William James “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ― Alan Watts So, how do we find happiness at work? This is a very relevant topic, and...

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Social Media, Education & Changing the World

Social Media, Education & Changing the World

  “When we change the way we communicate, we change society” (Clay Shirky) “Social media allows us to behave in ways that we are hardwired for in the first place – as humans. We can get frank recommendations from other humans instead of from faceless companies.” (Francois Gossieaux)   Clay Shirky said it best with the title of his book Here Comes Everybody. In the book, Shirky outlines the mass...

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Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” (Albert Einstein) “Things don’t have to be extraordinary to be beautiful. Even the ordinary can be beautiful.” (Wicker Park)   Sometimes it feels like we have an endless list of things to do.  Get up and go to work; wash the dishes; do the laundry; change the battery in the car; feed the cat; fix...

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A Contemplative Walk in the Throne Room of Mountain Gods

A Contemplative Walk in the Throne Room of Mountain Gods

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.” (Alan Watts) “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” (Alan Watts)     I live in Squamish BC, truly one of this planet’s wilderness and mountain paradises. I even get to live in the shadow of the Spirit Rock I climbed for 12 or more years,...

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A Night on “Spirit Rock” – The Stawamus Chief

A Night on “Spirit Rock” – The Stawamus Chief

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.”  (John Muir) “One does not climb to attain enlightenment, rather one climbs because he is enlightened.” (Zen Master Futomaki) “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” (John Muir)   One of the assignments for a course in my graduate program in transpersonal psychology was to complete a...

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