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Passion Practice

Japan
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Will Reed

Will Reed posted Passion Pathways 2

Feb 28, 2020 at 11:49 in Japan

If your energy and engagement in your work is low, then it is time to reflect on what are your top passions in Life. 

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Will Reed

Will Reed posted Passion Pathways 1

Feb 27, 2020 at 15:06 in Japan

In this series we look at how Passion leaves traces, hints, and pointers to help keep you on its Path. In this video we look at a quote from Deepak Chopra’s book, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of...

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Will Reed

Will Reed posted Virtue is Never Alone

Feb 27, 2020 at 07:04 in Japan

ThIs piece is a scroll painting, just painted so not yet mounted, which I did for an exhibition coming up in April at a Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo.

A quote from Confucius, the characters read

徳不孤 

Virtue is Never...

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Will Reed

Will Reed posted Calligraphy Celebrating Graduation

Feb 27, 2020 at 06:36 in Japan

I am passionate about Calligraphy, and the way in which it puts poetry and philosophy to a form of Visual Jazz in Flow. It also brings the ancient past into the vivid present, and leaves traces for the future to come. 

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Will Reed

Will Reed posted in mentor circle: Passion Practice

Feb 22, 2020 at 12:21 in Japan

Event today on Zen and Calligraphy at Erinji http://www.erinji.jp, a Zen Temple In Yamanashi where I live drew 70 people! Great questions and engagement from the audience! I did the Calligraphy 喫茶去 (Kissako), a Zen Koan meaning “Have a cup of tea”, and donated it to the Temple. The event featured a talk between me and the Zen Master, as well as a Tea Ceremony for all participants. Zen and Calligraphy have roots in the ancient tradition of Flow, but people are finding it so relevant to their lives today. Truly a timeless theme. In collaboration with the Tea Master, I am hoping to create an online event, perhaps eventually a Microdegree, some way for people around the world to participate in a virtual tea ceremony around Zen themes.
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Will Reed

Will Reed posted in mentor circle: Passion Practice

Feb 21, 2020 at 00:45 in Japan

The same character painted on Washi, handmade Japanese paper, and mounted on the same type of charcoal board. Nice for interior display.
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Will Reed

Will Reed posted in mentor circle: Passion Practice

Feb 21, 2020 at 00:42 in Japan

I painted the character 樹 (ju) meaning tree or timber, on a pressed charcoal board, made from pine wood trimmings from Yamanashi mountain forests. This board is used for interior paneling, and has the amazing effect of clearing the air of odors and impurities. It also opens the forest floor to sunlight and rainwater for sustainability of life on land.
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Will Reed

Will Reed posted in mentor circle: Passion Practice

Feb 20, 2020 at 13:50 in Japan

A Zen Proverb has it that 小魚呑大魚 The small fish swallows the big fish. Although this is an expression of the small self achieving enlightenment by awakening to the greater self, I believe as a metaphor it also speaks to entrepreneurs. I did the Calligraphy, my friend Hugh Purser composed the poem.
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Will Reed

Will Reed posted in mentor circle: Passion Practice

Feb 20, 2020 at 13:35 in Japan

I painted a Calligraphy Sumie painting for a Japanese Karate Master in the United States. It features a painting of a cliff corner pine tree holding out against the elements of wind and sea. The calligraphy says 拳禅一如 (ken zen Ichinyo), meaning the Fist and Zen are One, or simply, The Fist of Zen.
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Will Reed

Will Reed posted in mentor circle: Passion Practice

Jan 30, 2020 at 14:28 in Japan

Passion Process Part 4 Serendipity

Passion is not about pushing, but about allowing the process of Serendipity to bring opportunities and discoveries into your life. Many people talk about all...
Will Reed

Will Reed posted in mentor circle: Passion Practice

Jan 30, 2020 at 14:27 in Japan

Passion Process Part 3 LUCK

LUCK is not an accident. You can influence and increase your luck by understanding it in terms of 4 elements represented by the letters L-Location, U-Underst...
Will Reed

Will Reed posted in mentor circle: Passion Practice

Jan 30, 2020 at 14:26 in Japan

Passion Process Part 2 Timing

An important but often overlooked element of Passion is Timing. It is related to how you experience the passage of time, as well as how you can transcend tim...
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Will Reed posted in mentor circle: Passion Practice

Jan 28, 2020 at 12:11 in Japan

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