Pamela Matera Category

Interesting jobs are the ones you make up

“Without you, the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.”—Leo Buscaglia I heard an interview yesterday with Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi Nobel prize winner who founded Grameen Bank. Like me, he’s on a mission to overturn the dominant paradigm. The current economic model suggests that ambitious, talented people should go to […]

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Note to body: You are not the boss of me

“I am large. I contain multitudes.”—Walt Whitman I have nothing against my body. It’s very useful for playing pickleball, for taking selfies and for passing out hugs to fellow humanoids. But to see my body as the boundary of my being is a myopic belief. My body is but one piece on the chess board […]

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Don’t know how to do or get something? Pretend that you do.

“The body appears to be largely self-motivated and independent, yet it actually responds only to the intentions of the mind.”—A Course in Miracles I get a lot of emails that start with this phrase: You’re never going to believe this. Since I experience what some call “weird and miraculous things” on a daily basis, I […]

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