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Taking A Hit—And Snapping Back (2)

Taking A Hit—And Snapping Back (2)

There’s an old saying. “Endurance beats enthusiasm every time.” I really hope 2021 is not as bad as 2020. But there will be troubles. And we will go through them. What endurance does for us, is minimize the collateral damage while we do. Have a listen.

Taking A Hit—And Snapping Back (1)

Taking A Hit—And Snapping Back (1)

Collectively, we’ve taken a pretty big hit. For some of us, it’s been insult added to injury—personal troubles on top of national troubles. Let’s talk about how we snap back.

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (5)

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (5)

We finish this section on tenacity, with one of the strengths of our community -- how human beings change, grow, and develop. We've distilled the ancient spiritual practices to an easy-to-remember icon -- "Working the Circle." Have a listen.

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (4)

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (4)

We're talking about how carefully considered routines help us live tenaciously -- long, sustained effort in the same direction. In the livestream notes last week, one commenter asked in essence, "So yeah. Noticing my habits. Noticing my routines. Got it. But how the...

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (3)

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (3)

Shared routines, carefully considered, allow us to sustain commitments over the long haul, even when we don't have the internal infrastructure in place, to build new habits. Hey! we can do that with one another. Have a listen.

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (2)

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (2)

People of our time, people working on the most important moral issue of our day -- racial harm, racial inequity -- must be tenacious. We must be tenacious, because racism is tenacious. Have a listen. Another principle in how we develop tenacity.

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (1)

Where Does Tenacity Come From? (1)

People of our time will be about the slow, steady, dismantling and rebuilding of systems that create inequity -- especially racial inequity -- generation after generation. We'll need to be tenacious! How does that happen? Have a listen.

Why Meditation Matters in a Crisis (3)

Why Meditation Matters in a Crisis (3)

Crisis evokes "fear-brain." And fear-brain shuts down the best thinking, big-picture seeing, and sends us into evolutionary instinct, survival mode. The spiritual tradition gives us wisdom and practices, to help us do better.