The outgoing introvert

I’m currently 40,000 feet in the air as I write this. There’s nothing quite like 6 hours on a plane with no connectivity to allow one to meditate on and process the results of a 7 day team retreat. It also leads a long task list in one’s notebook! What I found myself meditating this time around was the people. How we’re all so varied, so unique, and yet with striking similarities repeated across a group of individuals. After spending 7 full days in the same house with 22 other people, I’ve realized two…

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Some thoughts on solitude

Patrick Rhone received an incredible gift for Christmas this past year. A friend gave him the opportunity to take a personal retreat. All he had to do was pick the time and place and everything was taken care of. And although the act of getting away from everyone, everything, and most importantly, everything online are great on their own, his retreat came with a single room cabin, the wilderness, fresh baked bread, and artisanal cheese. That is some friend! Patrick shared a few of the entries he made to his diary while on the retreat. Included was a vital question…

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Steve Martin: wild and crazy introvert

Quiet Revolution has an interesting profile on the life and personality of Steve Martin. Despite how he — and many other comedians — appears in character, he's a quiet introvert. It goes to show how far one will go when one who is serious about their craft. Doing the things he's done in front of an audience causes this introvert to cringe. He was completely focused on working and learning to be a performer, and all his enjoyment seemed to be derived from making headway on those fronts. Interacting with his peers was mostly a distraction that he cheerfully tolerated between practicing…

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