The Peace of Art

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  The other day I listened to an interview with Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art. The book is about the inner battles known to every artist. Creative inner wars start in the most trivial ways: the voice of the inner critic, external criticism, comparing your own work with the work of more successful artists, procrastination, perfectionism, a …

The Madness of Sexism

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  The roots of sexism run deep. They have long and fuzzy strands, which are hopelessly entangled in the Dark Side of our Consciousness. Have you ever noticed that most aspects of the human mind, which are considered valuable and important, happen to be the ones associated with the male gender? On the other hand, many so-called ‘feminine aspects’ of …

My Creative Genius

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  In her first TED talk Elizabeth Gilbert (author of several best selling books) describes her Creative Genius as a spirit who is always there – in the corner of her room – while she is working on a book. Liz speaks about this ingenious creature as if it was a person. She says that the Creative Genius is just …

Gifts, Fear, and Love

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  It’s that time of year again. The  jolly old man in the red suit with the white beard pops up everywhere. You might see him hanging in a neighbour’s window, or climbing up a chimney, or entertaining children in a shopping centre. We call him Father Christmas, and he usually carries a big sack full of presents. Sometimes he …

The Love of Your Life

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  Some days you love it, sometimes you hate it. Sometimes you just get along fine and accommodate each other. Maybe there have been moments when you thought about ending this relationship. It all seemed too hard. But then you didn’t. After all, you’ve known each other since birth, or even longer. The love we’re talking about here is your …

Ubuntu

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  Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu spoke about it. Managing consultants Bob Nelson and Stephen Lundin wrote a book about it. South African scientist, author, and explorer Michael Tellinger founded a global liberation movement in its name. Ubuntu is a concept from African culture that’s not easy to translate into European languages. We don’t have a word for it …

When Wishes Don’t Come True

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    When you see shooting star you can quickly make a wish, and it will come true – under one condition: you mustn’t tell anyone about your wish. This is what I was told as a child. We lived in a place where the sky was often clear and sparkling with stars. There was no light pollution, and nightfall …

The Monk and the Woman

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    You may have heard the Zen story of the woman on the monk’s back. Here is a quick reminder: A senior monk and a junior monk were walking together to a distant destination. At one point along their journey they came to a river with a strong current. The monks saw a young and beautiful woman trying to …