Tonight I asked myself this question: where is the line between my work and my life? What is work? Why do we do it? How? What are our chances of getting work, doing work, sharing our work? If work is our profession, where is the line between the work we do and who we are, the persons we are becoming? I am well aware that too many people are unemployed, … Continue reading The Line
L’amore non è sempre rose e fiori, musica meditativa o passionale di sottofondo. L’amore ci presenta momenti di dolore, tristezza, lutto, fatica, perdita di orientamento. L’amore è cambiamento perché si manifesta attraverso ciò che percepiamo e tutto, in natura e su questo piano d’esistenza, cambia e si trasforma. Crescendo in un contesto culturale cattolico, ho imparato ad associare l’idea di Amore (Dio/Cristo) con l’idea di eternità … Continue reading Cambia todo cambia (o forse no)
To follow-up on my previous post, here another question: What if we don’t want to communicate? What if we don’t want to hug those who want to hug us? Don’t. However, how are we to build a world of balance if we ignore what disturbs, offends, hurt, violate us? I don’t think we can. As compassionate leaders, we have a duty (to ourselves) to stay … Continue reading Communication Hug (reprise) What if you don’t want to hug someone and they want to hug you?
(Picture downloaded from: http://weheartit.com/) We all know how important it is to express ourselves. It is a basic need for our lives to thrive. Communication requires that we find a way to manifest our creative expressions in order to share them. Do you recognize a similarity between the sounds in the words “communication” and “commune,” “communion,” and “common”? What do they sound like? A strong C sound … Continue reading The Communication Hug
(Laura Biagi, Stairs. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2016) Spiritual evolution is a spiraling process. We keep making similar mistakes until we outgrow our old self and we suddenly recognize patterns in our behavior. The spiral has no definite direction. Sometimes we need to take a few steps back, or fall, or stop in order to move forward again. Whichever the case, we must continue growing, … Continue reading Perspectives
Failure is an integral part of evolution and yet, many of the people I know, including myself, are afraid of failure. Failure is a system breakdown. It demands that we slow down, that we question our beliefs and values, and that we take a closer look at ourselves. The etymology of this word can be traced back to the Latin “fallere,” which implies a deception, … Continue reading Starting from one’s own failures