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"Meditation isn’t an escape from life. It’s an encounter with it."

If We Can’t Talk To Each Other, We All Lose.

In his essay, Politics and the English language, George Orwell writes about the way that thoughts influence language and how language, in turn, influences thought: A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure,and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening…continue reading on Medium…

Stories and Data.

At this early stage (forthrig.ht is currently 3 days old), 5 of the 12 posts on this website, almost 50%, concern racism. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, except the fact that my intention wasn’t really to touch on racism at all. At least not here. Part of the reason for this is timing….read more…

Don’t Die With Your Gifts Inside You.

If you’re feeling demotivated, my advice is to go sky-diving or bungee-jumping or whatever you need to do to remind yourself of your mortality, and then get back to work. I mean, what possible explanation could there be for your procrastination other than you’ve forgotten that you’re going to die? (Actually, there is one other…continue reading on Medium…

Is your mind out of shape?

It’s difficult to imagine now, but there was a time when physical exercise seemed totally bizarre. It would have been completely unimaginable that someone would choose to spend an hour a day moving heavy weights or running in place or in circles. Formal exercise was unnecessary because life was so difficult that it made a…read more…

What can mindfulness do for a society?

Sometimes writing feels like a weird thing to do, especially on the internet. After all, this is the first post on a brand new website, which means that almost nobody is going to read it for months or even years. It’s like sending a time capsule into the future in the hopes that all of…read more…