It Takes Courage

Every year I take a week off and go on retreat. I do a lot of thinking, a lot of reading and a lot of walking through the woods. It’s my time to be more intentionally introspective and take stock of where I am and where I’m going. I’ve just been home a few days and the inner examination is continuing.

The unexamined life is not worth living, Plato says in Line 38a of The Apology. How do you examine yourself? What happens when you interrogate yourself? What happens when you begin to call into question your tacit assumptions and unarticulated presuppositions and begin then to become a different kind of person? (Cornel West, philosopher – from the documentary, Examined Life)

One of my favorite documentaries is Examined Life and I used it to begin my questioning. Cornel West’s opening words were a great start. This DVD is our featured product for June; I hope you check it out. Watch an excerpt below and follow the link to our store … it’s the kind of documentary you’ll want to watch several times and to keep in your collection.

What happens when you interrogate yourself? … Check back often; I’ll be writing every day about what’s happening in me.

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