I once overheard a Greek oracle on a plane

I once overheard a Greek oracle on a plane

For a few months I've been pondering on the truest meaning of trust. Which is an openness to life. To the good, the bad, and the outright scary. So about this Greek oracle. Last year my family and I were flying back from Denver to London on a big jumbo jet [...] Then came Pythia's voice as clear as you'd expect from the priestess to Apollo at Delphi: "If it's safe, the plane will fly. If it's not safe, the plane will not fly".

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Being vs. doing - the great divide

Being vs. doing - the great divide

Modern life is all about doing and having: our sense of self, our self-esteem, how we are perceived and valued by others. Although most people, when asked, would say that what is crucial is who you are, how this is practically defined is all about what you spend your time, skills, and attention doing. Although most of us say 'just be yourself', there are few of us who can simply say 'just be' (and mean it!).

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