Breaking the ever-present wall of manufactured concern.

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“Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life.”
— Thomas Merton

We use the word “love” so often these days. In many ways, it has become a tongue-in-cheek expression of endearment rather than a genuine characteristic of a healthy society. …

So get rid of the content that disrupts progress.

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Today, I don’t feel like writing.

I left work with a longing to write something powerful, something that would stick. Then I sat in front of my laptop and all that went to poot.

Sometimes we think too hard about what we want to write. …

Maybe you shouldn’t practice doing what you love.

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He was one of my favorite authors — and still is. Every time I pick up a book written by him, the words flow like water. It seems effortless.

I often asked myself why this is true. And the answer stands in front of me as clear as day, yet…

Dig, plant, and water until your work blooms.

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Your work will tell the story of your purpose.

It is that element of awareness that goes abandoned in our pursuit of success and accomplishment. And our work consequently suffers.

The other day, I chatted with my twin brother about the topic of working with meaning. …

Become an expert at the most meaningful vein in your life.

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All of the progress we crave starts with one step. Goals aren’t just a part of the endgame. They are the endgame. But your actions are what get you there. A reality so close to our faces is often ignored for the sake of seeming productive.

You see, the word…


Learning and thinking in a place we overlook.

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“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” — Walt Whitman

We all want to get to our destination without interruption. Most of us have loads of places to go and a short time to get there.

But from parents who want a stress-free trip to…

We fail to get things done because we don’t give ourselves time to breathe.

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I had a day all planned out a month ahead. On paper and in my head, it was set to go as smooth as butter. But when that day came, nearly everything on the list was altered by something else.

Some may say I wasn’t strict enough with my time…


Facades don’t last.

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Moments of complete freedom are only experienced when we are completely ourselves. No gimmicks. No pretending. It’s the kind of freedom that allows you to love who you see in the mirror, first thing in the morning.

We no longer worry about wearing a certain persona to make ourselves more…

External factors become your life support.

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All successful people have one characteristic in common — confidence. This attribute determines the power and effectiveness of their work. It characterizes the way people treat them and what they produce.

But with this necessary component for blazing your own trail comes the opposing characteristic of arrogance. No one likes…


Emotional suppression only works temporarily.

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7:06 pm.

That was the time my uncle passed on Saturday, May 9, 2020 — almost a year ago. I didn’t expect COVID to hit so close to home.

It still doesn’t seem real to be honest.
I keep pinching myself to make sure I’m awake.

The truth is, I…

Kevin Horton

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