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What Does It Mean To Be Fully Human?

"To be fully human is really to discover who I am... To discover who I am is to discover also the unity between my head and my heart." Jean Vanier answers some "big questions".

"To become fully human is to let down the barriers, to open up and discover that every person is beautiful."




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Wendell Berry: "Traveling at Home"



                                  Even in a country you know by heart
                                  it's hard to go the same way twice.
                               The life of the going changes.
                                  The chances change and make a new way.
                                  Any tree or stone or bird
                                  can be the bud of a new direction. The
                                  natural correction is to make intent
                                  of accident. To get back before dark
                                  is the art of going.


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Amo La Vida



In this black-and-white interview, filmmaker Nic Askew interviews Julio Olalla. It is not an interview to sell anything or pitch anything. Its just Julio being Julio. He candidly speaks about an encounter with his father that changed his life, and what he learned: "Gratitude in so many ways is so dramatically missing in the world today. Without gratitude nothing is enough." It's the kind of short movie where you want to turn off the lights, and just soak in the spirit of an everyday hero.




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Days are long....Years are short...

Paul Kalanithi, MD, was a Stanford neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with lung cancer in his mid-30s. Here’s an excerpt:

[…> Everyone succumbs to finitude. I suspect I am not the only one who reaches this pluperfect state. Most ambitions are either achieved or abandoned; either way, they belong to the past. The future, instead of the ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present. Money, status, all the vanities the preacher of Ecclesiastes described, hold so little interest: a chasing after wind, indeed. […>

That message is simple: When you come to one of the many moments in life when you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world, do not, I pray, discount that you filled a dying man’s days with a sated joy, a joy unknown to me in all my prior years, a joy that does not hunger for more and more, but rests, satisfied. In this time, right now, that is an enormous thing.

~ Paul Kalanithi, Stanford University neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, died on March 9, 2015 at the age of 37

Don’t miss the entire article in the Washington Post: Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time



Paul Kalanithi reflects on being a physician and a patient, the human experience of facing death, and the joy he found despite terminal illness. (YouTube/ Stanford)


www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/national/health-science/days-are-long-years-are-short/2015/03/11/a5e5e740-c848-11e4-bea5-b893e7ac3fb3_video.html

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YOU LEARN....




After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open

With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.


After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth…
And you learn and learn…

With every good-bye you learn.

~J. L. Borges~



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