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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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Managing The Stress Epidemic

Do you ever feel like stress is conquering you? Do you ever feel hounded by one stressful situation after another? Does stress take over your life and make you feel out of control? Does managing stress seem impossible? Unfortunately, this is the situation for most of us most of the time. We can conquer this…

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Are You Suffering From Cultural Depression?

I see a lot of depression around me. Perhaps you do, too. But it is a strange kind of depression the kind of depression that comes when everything around us seems wrong. Depression And Culture What I am seeing is a fairly complex depression that comes from a number of sources – like an octopus…

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Are You Ready For The Great Turning?

It’s in the air. A change that is inescapable, long overdue, and very welcome. Are you ready? What’s Coming I am going to make a bold statement. We are going to go through a HUGE overhaul of the way we organize ourselves and how we live. It’s called The Great Turning. The top-down hierarchical structures…

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How Prejudice Creates Grief

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 reality of prejudice in the human condition, we can challenge it. Before we can, however, we need an understanding of prejudice…

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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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When Conformity And Stewardship Collide

Do you ever feel that inner conflicts can’t be resolved? Does your desire to belong and be accepted conflict with other desires? Does your higher self ever feel left out? Conflicts About Conformity Conformity and stewardship: sometimes they work in harmony and other times they collide. All societies create structures and norms that define daily…

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Meanness And The Power Of Stories

Do you ever wonder why there is so much meanness in the world? Do you ever feel that it makes no sense, that it is a mistake? If you do, you are right. The Power Of Stories Meanness is as old as the human race and it exists in other species as well. However, the…

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