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On the Light in Oneself

“One discovers the light in darkness, that is what darkness is for; but everything in our lives depends on how we bear the light. It is necessary, while in darkness, to know that there is a light somewhere, to know that in oneself, waiting to be found, there is a

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On Presence

Tactics are fun to focus on because you can learn new ones quickly and implement them and see the change right away. And you should. Presence (character, posture, purpose), on the other hand, is the thing underneath the tactics, the backbone, the strength…presence is what breathes life into the

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Tolstoy on What is Art?

But art is not a handicraft; it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. — Leo Tolstoy, What is Art?

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A Novel is like a party

“For me, a novel is like a party. Anybody who wants to join in can join in, and those who wish to leave can do so whenever they want.” — Haruki Murakami