In the Present

"Beware of the fury of the patient man."
-- John Dryden

Our minds perceive and give relative value - positive and negative - to the different sides of a duality. We usually shun the negative. It's important to know that you cannot eliminate the negative by focusing exclusively on the positive. Energetically, both opposites must remain in balance (read this).

Increase one and its opposite will also increase. Try to be only positive and the negative within you will raise its ugly head. We work with dualities by remembering that each is part of the whole. We must acknowledge and accept all aspects of life, because they all exist within us. And so, if we seek to be honest, we do so by acknowledging our potential to be dishonest.

We can also bring in love and compassion when we catch ourselves acting out the negative. Power arises out of integrating the positive and negatives within us (strange, but true). From the tension that exists between the two, we develop awareness and become more conscious and compassionate.

In closing Gents, remember, "Any fool can run towards the light. It takes a master with courage to turn and face the darkness and shine his own light there."

-- Leslie Fieger


Katie Couric to possibly leave CBS for CNN (replacement for Larry King) network.

Funnyman Jon Stewart gets funny for a serious cause.

Laurence Fishburne (I just had flashbacks of his early Laurence in School Daze) kicks of Thurgood (play about life about Thurgood Marshall) in NYC this weekend.

FORTUNE gets a kudos for this awesome feature! Check the twelve sultans (or rulers) who exemplify business style. To make the list: Christian Louboutin, Diego Della Valle (owns Tods and Hogan), Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg, and some other celebrated fashion forwards.

Highlights from the hype game between the Lakers and Spurs last night!

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