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Welcoming The Stranger

Wakanyi Hoffman

My husband, children, and I have lived in 7 countries for the last decade and a half. We have always been the strangers knocking on new neighbors' doors while simultaneously communing with the str...

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7K reads, 7 comments

The Full Spectrum Of True Wealth

Wayne Muller

For the past thirty years, I have been privileged to work with all kinds of people -- ordinary people, not just professionals. Each in their own way is trying to build a better world. And, while large...

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5K reads, 4 comments

We Have Forgotten Sabbath

Wayne Muller

A "successful" life has become a violent enterprise.  We make war on our own bodies, pushing them beyond their limits; war on our children, because we cannot find enough time to be with...

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22K reads, 21 comments

What We Need Is Here

Wendell Berry

Horseback on Sunday morning, harvest over, we taste persimmon and wild grape, sharp sweet of summer's end. In time's maze over fall fields, we name names that rest on graves. We open a p...

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55K reads, 13 comments

Art of Awareness

Wilfred Peterson

Thoreau wrote: "Only that day dawns to which we are awake." The art of awareness is the art of learning how to wake up to the eternal miracle of life with its limitless possibilities. It is rising...

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10K reads

Lead Not Dominate

William Clinton

From the dawn of human society up to the present time, we have been bedeviled by a persistent curse: the compulsion people feel to define the meaning of their lives in positive terms with reference t...

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3K reads

The Value of Solitude

William Deresiewicz

Loneliness is not the absence of company, it is grief over that absence. The lost sheep is lonely; the shepherd is not lonely. But the Internet is as powerful a machine for the production of lonelines...

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69K reads, 10 comments

Learning How To Think

William Deresiewicz

Let’s start with how you don’t learn to think. A study by a team of researchers at Stanford came out a couple of months ago. The investigators wanted to figure out how today’s colleg...

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24K reads, 15 comments

Wisdom in the Workplace

William Guillory

Actually, wisdom is not anything new in the workplace, it simply has not been acknowledged and legitimized as essential to organizational success -- at least in the Western world. Wisdom has always be...

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29K reads, 6 comments

Business Lessons from A Quiet Gardener

William Rosenzweig

The people who know me best know that at heart I am just a quiet gardener. My garden has probably taught me the most about how things grow - and thrive in a vibrant and sustainable manner. These lesso...

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53K reads, 18 comments