Yoga 11- This post got me thinking about The Peaceful Warrior. Dan had to open up to receive the lessons of Socrates. In this blog the author,Siri, and the man she met had to open up to receive the inspiration of their conversation. Ask yourself: Are you open to receive the gifts others have to offer? Or are you too often so inside your own head that you would miss these chance encounters that could bring inspiration? Enjoy the blog.


I’m not even entirely sure how these sorts of things happen, but on my way to Bruges, Belgium via train, I sat down next to a man and somehow became involved in a philosophical discussion on artificial intelligence and the essence of humanity in what felt like a matter of seconds.  This complete stranger and I bonded over the consistent feelings of loneliness in life, paired with the profound quest for connectivity and the ways in which technology might simultaneously facilitate and diminish our experiences with each other and with ourselves.

Absolutely no idea how we started talking about all of this. It felt like I was all of a sudden plopped down into an ongoing conversation with an old friend. There’s something nice about getting into this kind of discussion with a stranger. You don’t have an image to uphold or expectations to fulfill. You can say “I don’t…

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