“Ordinarily, if an average man comes face to face with the nagual the shock would be so great that he would die. The goal of a warrior’s training is not to teach him to hex or to charm, but to prepare his tonal not to crap out ... You call it explaining. I call it a sterile and boring insistence of the tonal to have everything under it’s control. Whenever it doesn’t succeed, there is a moment of bafflement and then the tonal opens itself to death. What a prick! It would rather kill itself than relinquish control. And yet there is very little we can do to change that condition.”
Carlos Castaneda

Tales of Power

Gillian isn’t sick she is a dancer

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“…  creativity is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status…”

“…we don’t grow into creativity we grow out of it, we get educated out of it…”

“… as children grow up we start to educate them progressively from the waste up and then we focus on their heads, and slightly to one side…”

Shahar sent me this video about a year ago when he was giving a workshop in Europe. I was and still am inspired by it. I am amused whenever I find myself wanting to describe something as “important” – I feel importance is highly over-rated. So with a sense of amusement I invite you to view this important, charming and amusing 20 minute talk by Sire Ken Robinson – “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”:

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Robbie

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Some years ago my good friend Rinat convinced me to join her to see Robbie Williams live in London. I, along with 60,000 others, had an amazing time (except for getting lost looking for a place to pee at the end!). Robbie is simply about having a good time. His presence is honest and brings a smile to my face. The quality of his production is always top-notch. He is a natural born entertainer!

The first clip is from a concert he gave in Knebworth (120,000) people (it’s available on DVD – great fun!). He can barely contain the love and admiration the crowd throws at him. It’s really like that at his concerts (and I just love sexy bass players). Watch for his interaction with a fan : ) The second clip is another great song performed in a different live setting. Enjoy!

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Demand of Authenticity

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“All of those for whom authentic transformation has deeply unseated their souls must, I believe, wrestle with the profound moral obligation to shout from the heart—perhaps quietly and gently, with tears of reluctance; perhaps with fierce fire and angry wisdom; perhaps with slow and careful analysis; perhaps by unshakable public example—but authenticity always and absolutely carries a demand and duty: you must speak out, to the best of your ability, and shake the spiritual tree, and shine your headlights into the eyes of the complacent. You must let that radical realization rumble through your veins and rattle those around you.”

Ken Wilber

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Pride & Persistence

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I came across this post by Tom Preston Werner about selling Gravatar (which I don’t use) to Automattic (the people behind WordPress which I do use). I enjoyed it and drew strength from it, because I am in a similar situtaion with SweetClarity. Similar in the sense that my persistence and faith, (and constantly looking away from the details of my checking account), though constantly bombarded and tested, are keeping me going.

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Art of the Start

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I really enjoyed this video with Guy Kawasaki. I appreciate and take comfort in finding that there are people who really do business but still have space in their hearts.

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