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January 25, 2014 at 9:56am
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We keep coming up with new things to measure (like processor speed, heat output, column inches) but it’s pretty rare that those measurements are actually a proxy for the impact or quality we care about. It takes a lot of guts to stop measuring things that are measurable, and even more guts to create things that don’t measure well by conventional means.

— Seth’s Blog: Measuring nothing (with great accuracy)

December 28, 2013 at 8:47am
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To believe your own…

To believe your own…

December 17, 2013 at 7:38am
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Behind writing, behind words, is no words. We need to know about that place. It gives us a larger perspective from which to handle language. Silence can be the door to listening, which is one of the great cornerstones to writing.

— Writing Tips - How to Write Better - Natalie Goldberg - Oprah.com

7:37am
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You should know how to write with pen and paper and not just on the computer, which is a whole other process. The pen should be fast enough to keep up with your mind, and the notebook shouldn’t be precious. You’ll be writing a lot of junk in it before the good stuff.

— Writing Tips - How to Write Better - Natalie Goldberg - Oprah.com

December 13, 2013 at 9:50am
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Words are powerful, and therefore they have the potential for great good or great harm. And when we try to use words to articulate the truth, then we’re dealing with the inherent power of truth as well. Dare I tell the truth? And if so, will I express it in the best way possible? Will I present truth so that people can understand it, and also in a way that is inviting rather than threatening? Especially for those of us who write on spirituality, we’d better take care and be quite good at our craft.

— The Art of Spiritual Writing: A Q&A with Vinita Hampton Wright - Vox Nova

9:12am
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Service adds value to the world because it is born of an abundance attitude. Selfishness, at best, neither adds nor subtracts value from the world because it is born of a scarcity attitude. Choose to see and interact with the world through the perspective of abundance and you’ll soon experience that abundance too.

— Tim Grahl, Your First 1000 Copies

(Source: kindle.amazon.com)

9:02am
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The heart that has been fetched back can feel most at home. Vitality is freed through what it has renounced.

— Barrows, Anita; Macy, Joanna (2009-10-29). A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke (p. 184). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. 

8:53am
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I have experienced a truth more completely than ever before: that life’s bestowal of riches already surpasses any subsequent impoverishment. What, then, remains to be feared? Only that we might forget this!

— Barrows, Anita; Macy, Joanna (2009-10-29). A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke (p. 4). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. 

8:34am
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Go to the Limits of Your Longing
God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

— Barrows, Anita; Macy, Joanna (2009-10-29). A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke (p. 32). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. 

(Source: kindle.amazon.com)

8:32am
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We are the transformers of Earth. Our whole being, and the flights and falls of our love, enable us to undertake this task.

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Letter to Witold Hulewicz November 13, 1925

Barrows, Anita; Macy, Joanna (2009-10-29). A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke (p. 24). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.