Thoughts on success

“What counts is what we are, and the way we deepen our relationship with the world and with others, a relationship that can be one of both love for all that exists and of desire for its transformation.” ~ Italo Calvino.

Relationships, love, transformation, understanding, a continuum of happenings: Might these dynamics really be what our lives are about? I ask this question because I am interested in success and the makings of success. I ask because our conventional pursuit of success seems often measured by clearly defined outcomes that are fairly static. But might it be true, instead, that success is a dynamic force that flows within the natural changing forces of our lives, a constant happening as well? Happiness infuses my notion of success when I approach it as a continuum. A relief almost! Read more here

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Calm, confidence, joy.

This summer, an obituary caught my attention for the ways that it seemed to capture so perfectly the radiance of the open, harmonious heart, embracing happiness. It was for the sufi singer Amjad Sabri, a leader on deep levels. The thing is, we can all choose a more open heart. This aching world needs it.

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