I have been most influenced by the women in my life. More famous teachers, writers, and artists have influenced me: Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chödrön, the Dalai Lama, Ton Koopman. These have brought me valuable knowledge captured eloquently in words and music. But no one brings these lessons out of my head and into my being like the special women who have blessed my life through relationship.
I'm a chronic self-learner of useful skills but also of learning itself. If I want something, I figure out how to make it happen.