Meditation Part III: Data, Dissent, and Conclusion

This is the third and final post of my inquiry into meditation.  In Part I, I spoke about my introduction and my experience with meditation.  In Part II, we examined the high achievers who credit meditation with much of their success and we debunked certain myths surrounding meditation with the use of a few experts.  In this Part III, we … Read More

Meditation Part II: Social Proof and Debunking Myths

This is Part II of my meditation on…meditation.  Part I focused on my introduction to mediation: what I used to think about it and what caused a change. A confluence of experience, various readings, and word of mouth convinced me that I was missing something. I decided my assumptions were, as they have often proven to be, wanting of serious … Read More

Inspiring the Uninspired: 15 Videos that Give Me the Chills

In a letter to a friend, Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1771: “When any . . . act of charity or of gratitude, for instance, is presented either to our sight or imagination, we are deeply impressed with its beauty and feel a strong desire in ourselves of doing charitable and grateful acts also.” Jefferson thought this was as true in … Read More

Meditation: My Introduction

[This is Part I of III.  For Part II and Part III on What the Experts have to say] “When I look back at my life, I am happy to have had what most people would consider a successful life, not only in terms of business, but in my relationships and in lots of ways,” said Ray Dalio, founder of … Read More

Allow Myself To Introduce…Myself

Hi, I’m Justin – the person writing this sentence.  That’s me ⇒       That’s me  looking stupid under a big tree —-> You will now refer to me only as “The Dilettante.” If you think that sounds like a superhero name — I agree.  I provided the NYPD with a Dilettante Bat Signal, but they have yet to use … Read More

Diverbo: Lessons On Listening (Part III)

Part III: The Town and What I Learned [This is Part III.  To Read Part I, Click Here.  For Part II, Click Here.] The Town, La Alberca The corridor that leads the way towards the town square from the Doña Teresa Hotel acts like a causeway into a different dimension. The streets are extremely narrow – barely wide enough to manage … Read More

Diverbo: Lesson On Listening (Part II)

Part 2: The People and Activities [This is Part II.  If you have not read Part I, click here.  For Part III – here] As soon as I walked into the room, I was nearly brought to tears as I was overtaken by a particular and deeply missed feeling. The fresh smell of linens? The comfort of being in my … Read More