Emergence

Reading the Book of Your Life

“Shit happens,” one of my friends likes to say as a philosophical acceptance that bad things happen to us, outside our control. I laughingly object, arguing that shit does not…

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What’s the Biggest Question of Your Life

Let’s say that you will pursue the answers to only one question during your lifetime with the aim of creating the best possible life for yourself. Once you decide which…

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How To Stop Worrying about the Troubled World

Our personal psychic reality plays out against the background of a troubled world. The modern mind is inundated daily with information about explosions, violence to innocent people, brutality of every…

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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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