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Buying human

It strikes me that both obesity and the constant need to buy new things can, in some part, be traced back to the lack of connection and meaning that is so often the mark of mass consumerism. We crave more food, more clothes, more everything, because we live with a sense that our appetites are never quite satisfied.

So this is by way of a salute to that small but growing band of entrepreneurs who understand that passion, meaning, friendship, connection – all those qualities that define the best of what it is to be human – can also be good business. Continue reading

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Compassion and non-attachment

Compassion – an interesting word; its structure seems to imply ‘with passion’. It seems to me that the truest compassion cares deeply for another being, yet without being wedded to or judging that being’s actions or their outcomes. Yet again, … Continue reading

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Passion and non-attachment

Passion and non-attachment are often seen as mutually exclusive. I think this is a false assumption; indeed, without passion, we come back to ‘detachment’ rather than non-attachment. Passion is often viewed as fire. But could it be that this is … Continue reading

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The place of passion (2)

Passion, meaning, engagement, flow, now . . . These were some of the themes I highlighted in my last post. I wonder if all or any of these are part of the essential stuff of joy? Passion – I think … Continue reading

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The place of passion

Should we ‘follow our passion’? Should we ‘bring passion’ to everything we do?  Where does this idea of passion fit into our experience of and creation of joy? I find myself caught between these two positions, not sure which is … Continue reading

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