1. When you interact with people you don’t know who aren’t like you, you get the chance to break out of your comfort zone and change your view of reality altogether. This can spark creative ideas, give you new ideas to think about, and plenty more.”

    Get out and put down the phone. There’s a whole new world waiting for you. 

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  2. I’m a firm believer that the best way to start off the new year is with a detailed plan and a never-ending list of books to read.

    Here’s what I’m reading: 

    1. The Circle – Dave Eggers [aff]
    2. The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri [aff]
    3. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – Malcolm Gladwell [aff]
    4. Letters from a Stoic – Seneca [aff]
    5. Mastery – Robert Greene [aff]
  3. Start 2014 with better resolutions. 

  4. Through generosity, we cultivate a generous spirit. Generosity of spirit will usually lead to generosity of action, but being a generous person is more important than any particular act of giving. After all, it is possible to give without its being a generous act.

    - Gil Fronsdal, “The Joy of Giving”

  5. The Role of the Teacher

    A teacher, out of compassion and love, seeing that somebody is suffering, gives a path. But each individual has to walk on the path. There is no magical miracle with the teacher. Totally out of the question. He only shows the path. That is the only role of the teacher, nothing else.

Written and Curated by David S. Finch