Emergence

A Poised Life With Pain

As a person who is successfully sustaining my poise most of the time, I have often wondered if I could remain poised in the face of terrible challenges like chronic…

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Stuck: Now What?

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.           Henry Thoreau, Walden I hate to admit it, but I’ve been a bit stuck lately. I’ve been drifting, unable to fully…

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Poised, We Are Fearless

We can’t sustain our poise as long as we play accepting host to our fears.  Still, most people do not make a concerted effort to defeat their fears. Many people…

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The Shape of Our Ego

Studies of human personality types intrigue and amuse us as we search for who we are.  But then we go too far and adopt a personality type to describe ourselves…

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Want Some Advice? No, You Don’t

Giving advice is a bad habit and it usually doesn’t help the person we give it to. Nevertheless, I gave some advise to a government agency director who had hired…

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Smart, Smarter, and Smartest

It’s clear to me that we can become smarter throughout our lifetime, no matter what advantages or disadvantages we inherit at birth. I don’t anymore, but I used to associate…

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Who Was Dad and Who Am I? Poise and the Past Perfect

Warriors, men and women at war with their own weaknesses, make a dramatic turn at a certain point, a conscious pivot away from the past to live in the present…

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Believing Without Believing

Believing Without Believing The grand task of seers is to bring forth the idea that, in order to evolve, man must first free his awareness from its bindings to the…

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New Year’s Resolutions Part Four

New Year’s Resolutions Part Four: Bringing Power to Resolutions Summary: In our three January posts on new year’s resolutions, we have seen that we must resolve to evolve. At any…

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New Years Resolutions Part 3

Poise and New Year’s Resolutions Part Three: Mobilizing New Energy for Resolve Parts One and Two Summary We’ve been looking at our resolutions to change, to go to war with…

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