Ikigai – having balance in work and life

Ikigai , a Japanese word that means “purpose” or “reason for being,” has been adopted in American society to mean having balance in work and in life. In a recent trip to Barnes and Noble, I found five books on the “must read” shelf with ikigai in the title, and there are even more found … Continue reading Ikigai – having balance in work and life

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Nobel Laureate André Gide on the Five Elements of a Great Work of Art

“To harmonize the whole is the task of art,” the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky wrote in contemplating the spiritual element in art and the three responsibilities of artists. “The aim of art is insight, understanding of the essential life of feeling,” philosopher Susanne Langer asserted a generation later in her trailblazing treatise on the purpose of art. But even … Continue reading Nobel Laureate André Gide on the Five Elements of a Great Work of Art