Meeting The Moment

Photo by Hu Chen on Unsplash One of my favorite phrases is “meeting the moment.” Do you know what it is? Have you ever had the experience of meeting the moment? Meeting the moment is more than being present. It is what you do when you are present like the baby elephant in the image.…

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The Secret Gift Of Joy For Sensitive People

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Photo by Ron Fung on Unsplash We all struggle to focus on the present for good reasons. The complexity of modern life, the intensity, and pace of our culture, as well as the very serious issues we are challenged by, can make it difficult to invest in our daily activities in a way that engages…

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Identity Is Just The Beginning

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Photo by Jukan Tateisi on Unsplash For sensitive people, there has been a feeling of something missing for a long time, that somehow we were missing a piece of a puzzle. That missing understanding was provided by the discovery of the trait of sensory processing sensitivity by Dr. Elaine Aron. Our sensitivity is a biologically…

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The New Skill: Ecological Thinking

Photo by Nitish Kadam on Unsplash We humans have been running on left-brained, linear thinking for a long time. It has accomplished a lot but its limitations are evident also. What Is Linear Thinking? Linear thinking is thinking that is based on the idea of sequential events and therefore a line. Sequential events lead to…

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The Special Challenge Of The Outsider

To be an outsider is not an easy task. It is a special role that has great potential for personal transformation. Who Is The Outsider? The outsider is the person who departs their existing cultural home for a new unknown destination. People do not become outsiders accidentally. It is a path that is deliberately chosen…

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The Special Value Of The Outsider

Outsiders have been shunned by many societies for a long time. They have a special value for their cultures that is often unrecognized and overlooked. Outsiders are the guardians of authenticity. Outsiders And Authenticity Outsiders live on the edge in a way which provides them with a particular vantage point on life. They tend to…

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The Emergence Of The Outsiders

From the beginning of time, there have been outsiders. Who Are Outsiders? Outsiders are different from everyone else in some way. They are a special group of people who have developed skills and often different cultural models and ideas that put them in a different place compared to the other people around them. If Einstein…

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A Need Rarely Acknowledged

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Photo by Wynand van Poortvliet on Unsplash We all have lots of different needs. Some are obvious: food, water, etc.; others are latent or hidden in us. In addition to wanting to be happy, we also need to think well of ourselves. As much as we may be judged by others, we also judge ourselves…

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