The book Sapiens has been on my bedside table for about two years. I have so many books to read and just did not get to it. I started today and the first few paragraphs have me riveted. And like many stories we have heard before, the book was rejected many times before it was published. Continue reading
I remember my teacher handing out an assignment in Grade 3 and I did not understand what to do next. The room was silent except for the vigorous scratching of pencils on paper as all the other students got to work. I was scared to raise my hand and ask a question because I thought it would make me look bad.
I have learned a lot since then. Continue reading
I’m currently reading Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning. That made me notice an article from Brain Pickings this week that highlighted Frankl’s other work, Yes to Life. In that piece he quoted a verse from Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore:
“I slept and dreamt
that life was joy.
I awoke and saw
that life was duty.
I worked — and behold,
duty was joy.” Continue reading