About Edward Harran

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  • Edward shared from Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    My idea of the modern Stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.
    Note: The sage
  • Edward shared from Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up by James Hollis
    As Jung notes: Individuation cuts one off from personal conformity and hence from collectivity. That is the guilt which the individual leaves behind him for the world, that is the guilt he must endeavor to redeem. He must offer a ransom in place of himself that is, he must bring forth values which are an equivalent substitute for his absence in the collective personal sphere.6
    Note: On Leaving from Jung
  • Edward shared from Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche by Bill Plotkin
    Author Ken Kesey puts it this way: “The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer — they think they have, so they stop thinking.
    Note: Mystery
  • Edward shared from A River to Live By: THE 12 LIFE PRINCIPLES OF MORITA THERAPY by Dr. Brian Ogawa
    When we attend to what is most “significant” in a given moment, our lives flow to a natural rhythm. Morita (Kondo in Morita, 1928/1998, p. xix) termed this mushoju-shin (“widening of awakeness”)
    Note: Attending
  • Edward shared from The Practice of Freedom: Aikido Principles as a Spiritual Guide by Wendy Palmer
    “Only to the degree that we’ve gotten to know our personal pain, only to the degree that we’ve related with pain at all, will we be fearless enough, brave enough, and enough of a warrior to be willing to feel the pain of others.”4 In this way, our emotional pain has, at last, found a purpose: it can be used to fertilize our capacity for compassion. In order to do this, the pain must be worked with, not rejected.
    Note: The warrior
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