The Five areas of my life work are further categorized between Inner work vs. outer work. My inner work consists of understanding and living. These two are the core of my life work.

Understanding, the practice of the mind, allows the emergence and articulation of my vision. This vision, in turn, inspires everything I do, including my poetry, photography, and writing. Everything becomes easier when understanding is nurtured and I nurture it through philosophy.

Meanwhile, living helps counterbalance and check understanding. It is the arena where experimentation becomes possible. understanding mainly informs action—to act appropriately moment to moment (see Pragmatism; Understanding leads to compassion).

If I am able to inform my life through understanding and enhance my life’s meaning through this process, I have succeeded.