Is Independence Real?

Photo by Nick Jio on Unsplash Independence and autonomy are cherished goals in many people’s lives. I am all for standing on one’s own two feet. However, I notice more and more how autonomy and independence can become distorted. Is Independence Real? Here in the US, we are all about independence. So much so that we…

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Reclaiming The Serious

Photo by Ansie Potgieter on Unsplash Do you tend to be more serious than other people? Does it ever make you feel like you are out on a limb all by yourself? I know that I am much more serious than most other people around me and that I tend to feel alone with it. Are…

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How Tolerance Makes Us Smarter

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I was reading an article recently that discussed how many people want what they want but have little curiosity about how what they want is created. Although that is a huge generalization, it made we wonder about some of the costs to ourselves of our fast, highly mechanized society. The High Cost Of Machines I…

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How Prejudice Creates Grief

Photo by Michael Held on Unsplash We are all born into a world filled with and built on prejudice, which the dictionary defines as preconceived ideas. We are all socialized into the existing prejudicial arrangements. Although we cannot escape the current reality of prejudice in the human condition, we can challenge it. Before we can…

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Two Different Freedoms

Freedom is an important subject. It is something that we all yearn for and seek in someway. Freedom is also the subject of idealogical and political mischievousness. We can easily get bogged down and messed up on this subject. What Is Freedom? According to Dictionary, freedom is: the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint. exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc. the power to determine action without restraint. political or national independence. personal liberty, as opposed to bondage or slavery: a slave who bought his freedom. Notice how often freedom is…

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Separating Ambition And Greed

Ambition and greed are often thought of as the same thing. They are not easy concepts for highly sensitive people and can be a source of pain and unhappiness. Greed Does Not Work For Highly Sensitive People Greed does not work as a life strategy for most highly sensitive people. Part of the reason is…

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The Missing Link For Sensitive People

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Sensitive people connect with the energy around them because their nervous systems are designed to operate in a highly engaged way with everything in their environments. This is not a bad thing, in fact, the sensitive person’s awareness can be exceptionally valuable. In order for that to happen, however, sensitive people need a specific type…

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Why We Demonize Each Other

Why do people demonize each other? During the difficult times we are living in, not just because of COVID-19 but also because we are going through necessary and long avoided change, people are projecting their pain and fears onto each other. We humans have long been challenged by our vulnerabilities, real and imagined. Fear is…

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The Hidden Danger Of Beliefs

Beliefs have a long and troubling history. There is more anguish and heartache created by beliefs than probably anything else. So why do we have them and why do they persist? Take A Step Back In Time When an event occurs, we come up with an explanation. Explanations can be true or not. They may be validated…

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Why Emotional Pain Should Be Public Business

We have so many examples of mishandled pain.  How are we going to address the problem?  When are we going to ask, why is this occurring and what we can do about it? News about people shooting each other is so common now that many times it seems just part of the human landscape.  Often what…

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