- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel -

Remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity.
Know that every deed counts, that every word is power.
Above all, remember that you must build your life as if it were a work of art.

WRITINGS

I've been blogging since 2006. The archives on this site go back to 2011.
It's been an incredible journey, with ten years in Africa, two years in Costa Rica and the adventure continues. 

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LET YOUR LIFE SPEAK

I send out brief notes a few times per month, designed to inspire and equip you to live a more harmonious and integrated life. Come join me on the journey! 

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Do Your Job Well

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’…

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People, Not Haitians

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

A 7.0 earthquake struck Port au Prince, Haiti last evening (1/12/10). This is a devastating blow to an already impoverished country with little infrastructure for stability. It’s estimated that over 3 million people have already been displaced, and the death toll is in the thousands. I’ve been in humanitarian work long enough to know that…

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Landmines

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

Due to the nature of our increasingly infinitesimal attention spans and continual desensitization to violence, humanitarian initiatives must exercise some serious marketing savvy. We have to fight hard to get people’s attention and compel them to act. Check out the image (below) of the Landmine Removal Campaign designed by Publicis Mojo. This is what they…

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Excuse Me, Your Style Is Speaking

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

We say “a picture is worth a thousand words”, and that certainly makes sense. The same phenomenon applies to fashion. We don’t always feel comfortable talking to strangers in places where people congregate, such as  nightclubs, coffee shops or on public transportation. But it’s to be expected that you will see cliques of people similarly…

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To Become Truly Great…

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them. – Charles de Montesquieu – French Politician and Philosopher, 1689-1755

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It’s About Dignity

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

I wanted to build businesses in Africa because I knew it could help generate a sustainable income. It could free them from dependency on donors and connect them to the same market that allows the western world to thrive economically. I picked the fashion industry above all others because it exemplifies sustainability in its resilience…

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The Rebel Soul

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011
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Kicking Off The Training Wheels

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011

Four years ago we set out to build businesses in Africa for poverty stricken women. We had three major goals. Create locally (African) owned businesses that provide lucrative careers, resulting in income and dignity. Set a higher standard and example of a quality products and a preferred brand. To do it all so well that…

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Let Us Struggle Together

By Jared | Jan 14, 2011
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MY PODCAST

Lifelong philanthropist and philosopher, Jared Angaza holds a space for evocative discussions on philosophy, science, consciousness, politics, and culture. How do we utilize the wisdom of indigenous cultures, sages, and revolutionaries to forge a path towards peace and unity? The intention of the show is to inspire you to live deliberately and to come into alignment with nature, humanity, and Spirit.