I wasn’t prepared for how hard life was going to be. I had no idea of how much work it takes to succeed. I’ve always taken the easy way out of things rather than the path that was right but difficult. When I entered college, I did it partly because that was simply what was […]

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The Way is not meant for chastisement, but for reflection. The Way is not meant to be endured as a trial, but as a walk of joy. The Way is not meant to cut the soul to pieces in condemnation, but to grow in spiritual cultivation. The Way is not meant to be worshiped, but […]

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White Space

And then there is the white space. The blank page on your screen. It is nothing. It is everything. With what will you fill it? The latest political outrage? The latest hashtag trend? A viral post, image, video that will be forgotten in 5 minutes? Gossip? The same distractions that everyone else has already posted […]

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It was in this moment that I stood still. That I stopped listening to everything. Everything else that wasn’t me. My doubts, the opinions of others, the fear of my failing self. I let it all wash over me. In this moment it is gone. There is stillness. A white space that’s mine to fill […]

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Write Badly

Just recently I came across this bit of wisdom in this quote from Joshua Wolf Shenk. It reads: “Get through a draft as quickly as possible. Hard to know the shape of the thing until you have a draft. Literally, when I wrote the last page of my first draft of Lincoln’s Melancholy I thought, […]

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“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.   It may be well with the evil-doer as long as the evil ripens not. But when it does ripen, then the evil-doer sees (the painful results of) his evil deeds. […]

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Into the Rain

Raindrops Sitting on the cold cement, she could feel the runoff from the rain seeping into her dress. She couldn’t tell if her umbrella landed behind her somewhere. She opened her eyes trying to squint through the droplets of rain. She saw his hand first, extended out towards her offering her support. Her eyes traversed the […]

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