#life


Clarity

As anoth­er year approach­es, peo­ple over the World wel­comes the new start; a “reset” that appar­ent­ly is present in our lives much like a video game. At the stroke of mid­night Jan­u­ary 1st, all the the things we have done in the past year, flash­back. These things cov­er acts of which we try to jus­ti­fy as “doing things right”, but not nec­es­sar­i­ly “doing the right thing.” Those moments range from: what we ate; exclu­sive places we are at; pride for the home team and dis­gust for our rival’s; vent­ing out peo­ple we don’t like or irked us; or debat­ing pol­i­tics (’nuff said); etc. But one com­mon thing rings through, it isn’t about where we were; what exquis­ite meal we have con­sumed; what col­or-label we are get­ting wast­ed on; etc.—its who we are shar­ing those moments with.

So as the clock ticks to one of the most sought after events of the year, I wish you clar­i­ty. Clar­i­ty in choos­ing to do the right things; to grow stronger & wis­er; to flour­ish with truth in your heart; and to share this con­ta­gious pos­i­tive ener­gy with those that you hold dear close, as well as will meet through­out this jour­ney.

The Takeaway from Platform Talks: jeffstaple

I was for­tu­nate enough to attend the first-ever “Plat­form Talks” with jeffstaple1 here in Mani­la. For those that couldn’t attend, here’s a quick­strike of high­lights through­out this “ordi­nary” Tues­day, Octo­ber 30th after­noon…

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  1. Founder and Cre­ative Direc­tor of Sta­ple Design and Reed Space. []

Meditation by Chief Tecumseh

So live your life that the fear of death can nev­er enter your heart. Trou­ble no one about their reli­gion; respect oth­ers in their view, and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life. Per­fect your life. Beau­ti­fy all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its pur­pose in the ser­vice of your peo­ple. Pre­pare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meet­ing or pass­ing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lone­ly place. Show respect to all peo­ple and grov­el to none.

When you arise in the morn­ing give thanks for the food and for the joy of liv­ing. If you see no rea­son for giv­ing thanks, the fault lies only in your­self.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spir­it of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a lit­tle more time to live their lives over again in a dif­fer­ent way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

Chief Tecum­seh (1768–1813), Shawnee Nation