Tag: change


  • two things that I’ll probably spend the rest of my life unlearning

    1.) people are inherently bad. if anything, people are inherently good. whether i learned it directly or sub-textually, this is a life philosophy that i do not ascribe to any longer, but have found that it has deep roots in my outlook. 2.) the world is out to get you. “the world” is not out […]

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  • when i turn 30 I’ll feel secure about everything

    I think it was mostly a joke. I’ll never feel secure about everything, but it was comforting to imagine a world in which I did. I think more realistically, when I turn 30 I’ll feel secure about… more things. This title of my EP came from the the 6th song in the record, “Who Cares?” […]

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  • self-limiting beliefs

    I’m trying to change the story I’m telling myself about myself. My self-limiting beliefs. And I’m trying to do that by living the change. I don’t think I have the right to add something to the public everyday. I don’t think that I have value to add. So I’m making myself do it. I don’t […]

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  • change and comfort

    Change is hard. That’s why people won’t choose to change until they are so uncomfortable with their current situation that the changing feels easier than the staying-the-same. I think about this a lot in regards to climate change. It is not yet uncomfortable enough to force the vast majority of us to change our habits […]

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  • death as a space-maker

    October 24th, 1837 Every part of nature teaches that the passing away of one life is the making room for another. The oak dies down to the ground, leaving within its rind a rich virgin mould, which will impart a vigorous life to an infant forest. The pine leaves a sandy and sterile soil, the […]

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  • change

    I’m interested in change: The kind that makes you decide today that something you believed yesterday is no longer true. At first glance, I think that this kind of change is seldom. But when I begin looking– I see it everywhere. Everything is change. Everything is always changing. So perhaps the better description is slow. […]

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  • practice diary #8

    “Things will not change until I change.” But sometimes I have already done the changing and simply I need to keep the change long enough to see the difference. This is true for most things, but I think about it most when I’m practicing cello. Say there is one note that is out of tune. […]

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  • spring

    spring

    At the beginning of every spring I promise myself that I will notice how slow it takes for the trees to fill out with green leaves. I will notice which plants bloom first. How long it takes the colors to change. And I do notice. For the first few days I track the change. And […]

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  • the 3 feet around you

    Parker Palmer said that we may not be able to change the world, but we can change the three feet around us. So I’m sitting here thinking about the change I want to make to the 3 feet around me, and wonder what change do you want to make to the 3 feet around you?

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