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#15: Are you in a cage or are you flying?

Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Are you in a cage or are you flying?

Alejandro Jodorowsky writes: “Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” We can stay in our cage or decide to leave it behind. The beginning of a new school year is a good time to leave the cage of the past.

Toni Morrison writes: “If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.” What is your wind? How can you ride it? Certainly we have communal cages right now, cages that include this pandemic and a growing awareness of racism

I find myself feeling what is called “pandemic fatigue.” I am sure you are too. But we can fight it or go with the flow, which is what I like by quote from Toni Morrison. How to surrender without giving in is the key.

This is a quote from Plutarch: “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

I will send out a list of books that have been recommended by CSUMB professors this summer with a few additions of my own. My learning goal is to finish every book on this list before the end of the semester. That is one way to kindle the fire in my mind. Read more. What will you do?

Toni Morrison writes: “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”

Nothing weighs us down more than our thinking and our attitudes. What shit is holding you down?

What can you do to fly?

To Taking Flight!


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