The Art of Small Steps

Teach me the art of small steps!
Teach me the art of small steps!

Here is a prayer I came across, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in one of the roughest periods of his life:

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Video: Working Through Emotional Barriers

Video: Working Through Emotional Barriers
Working Through Emotional Barriers. Image from YouTube.

I saw this video in my feeds and TIL (Today I Learned) and was inspired as a father and with my two young sons in mind.

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Video: Words And Ideas Can Change The World

Words and ideas can change the world

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer: that you are here; that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.

What will your verse be?

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