Tag Archives: outside the box

Moving Fences

Quick Look If a “boundary” begins to strangle you, it’s no longer a boundary, it’s become a wall, even a prison. How can a boundary do its job, yet somehow be “permeable”? The Tale Immediately after the devastation of the … Continue reading

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Echoes on Manipulation vs. Encouragement

Speaking the truth is an option. Seeing it is not. Source Unknown – maybe I made it up. Men will be used as they use others. Bilpay   (a Brahmin who lived several centuries before Christ)

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Listening 102 – Alzheimer’s Lab

Quick Look Give them a place where they can “let their hair down.” Lowering your expectations opens up everything. The whole rest of the world expects them to measure up to its expectations; can’t we offer them an hour’s break … Continue reading

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Practice Praying

Pray, sure, but do it in your very own private way. If you’re stuck, try this experiment. Bring to mind an event or relationship that is not unfolding as you’d wish.  See if you can imagine good consequences from the … Continue reading

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Practicing Play

This Week . . . . . . play at a thing that makes you uptight; experiment with doing something that frightens you. Here’s some easy starters: Take a different route to work. Let a kid boss you around (really … Continue reading

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Echoes: Moving Fences

. . . . we do not need the wall: He is all pine and I am apple orchard. My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, ‘Good … Continue reading

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Practice Moving Fences

Let yourself become connected to a person, activity or an attitude that has made you uncomfortable, judgmental, defensive or hostile. Enjoy someone you’d thought was stupid or misled, see a movie you’d thought was childish, start a hobby you think … Continue reading

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