The Ills of Progress: Embrace the Process instead (Lessons from Nature)

We are taught to value progress. The question to ask is: What does one sacrifice in the pursuit of progress? A shift in perspective replaces ungratefulness and dishonour with appreciation and respect with what life has to offer.

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Rites of Passage: Growing Up into Adulthood (Manhood or Womanhood)

There is something sacred and divine about the journey of growing up into adulthood. Here and there, there are striking incidences, trials and hardship, along with tangibly felt moments that provoke and inspire. Every now and then, the individual - whether a young teen or an older man - experiences subtle yet authoritative messages that are deeply personal. This is intimately tied to the question we all inevitably ask growing up: What makes us a man or a woman?