Tag Archive: life

Sitting Still and Meditation

I’ve reflected on a precise way of identifying the optimum level of ‘sitting still’ in meditation. Two initial points: First, ‘sitting still’ is not synonymous with ‘meditation’. Sitting still is simply an activity thought to be conducive to a meditative state. Second, ‘meditation’ is not separate from life itself. Thus, meditation is by this definition…
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Shallow Reform vs. Deep Reform

I’ve recently come off the end of a watchdog movement of a major institution, and have learned many lessons on the reality of power, and the oppression of marginalized perspectives. One such lesson is the distinction between shallow and deep reform. Shallow reform matches the reform zeitgeist without challenging power structure. It is in line with…
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The Bigger Picture of Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment analysis, by and large, primarily has been used in the last few years as a means for companies to better understand, respond to, and target the needs of their customers and potential customers. And…that is fine. Helping a company link with its support base is how business works, and how our economy thrives. That’ said,…
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Constant and Neverending Maturity

There’s a famous self-help principle called ‘Constant and Neverending Improvement’. I think it’s a great ideal, though for the purpose of meditation, I like to tweak it and say ‘Constant and Neverending Maturity’ is what we’re looking for. Ok, so what’s the difference? Well, maturity, ultimately, is the consummate fulfillment of our life experience. It…
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