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22 07, 2018

Beyond Greatness

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A memory of my five year old self exists, sitting in my mother’s giant eggshell yellow Pontiac station wagon on the way home one day from kindergarten. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my mother asked. I responded innocently (if not a wee bit precociously), “I want to be Great!” Great,

15 04, 2015

Assimilating into the present

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I always considered myself to have a good memory. In the time-capsule of my mind lies an encyclopedia of events from age three onwards that serves to remind me of where I come from, what I have experienced, and who I think I am. When I delve deeper into understanding these selected events that have

29 04, 2013

From the ground up

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P YS ii.46 Sthira Sukham Asanam The connection with the earth should be steady and joyful. When building a structure, most experts would agree that a strong foundation is paramount. From this perspective, the architecture of a human form is no different than a traditional building. Allowing the feet to find the earth by surrendering

12 02, 2012

Present and Embodied

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Daily life in a big city can sometimes feel somewhere between a race, a juggling act and balancing on a high wire. The cacophony of sounds, smells, and visual stimulation can mean that the moment the mind kicks into gear, the body does its best to keep up, and this doesn't allow for time to