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Imperfectionist Books Reflections

A Life in a One Day

Life IS urgent. Contemplate death and appreciate the impermanence of life. Make the most of it. But there is a fine line between urgency and hurry. In a state of hurry, you're only doing. A day of getting everything done on your to-do list…

Quotes Reflections

Rainer Maria Rilke on Loving the Questions

The answers to most questions are at the tips of our fingers. The digital encyclopedia we carry in our pockets is a gift. Almost everything we want to know is a Google search away.

But we often avoid asking the bigger questions because they are…

The Imperfect Roundup

The Imperfect Roundup – January 8, 2017

At The Imperfectionist Book Club, we’re reading Mindfulness in Plain English. Join us here. What we’re watching: Adam Grant’s TED Talk, “Are You a Giver or a Taker,” on the benefits of promoting a culture of successful givers. The talk is based on Adam’s…

Imperfectionist Books Quotes

Oliver Sacks on Gratitude

During the last two years of his life, Oliver Sacks, called the “Poet Laureate of Medicine,” wrote a series of essays on life, aging, and mortality for The New York Times. These four essays were posthumously published in his book Gratitude, a quick but incredibly touching collection that remains with…