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Practicing Apprehending

Complete the sentence, “Everything changed the day . . .”, and let your mind re‑visit a crossroads when you seemed to change deeply. How did you move forward? Have you ever shared this deep shift with a friend? (Putting it … Continue reading

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Play

Quick Look   Play is fun, imperfect, changeable, loose. Kids love it when your tower of blocks topples, but most adults may get cross, ’cause we’re always trying to Get It Right. Especially for the Big Stuff (religion, politics, etc.), … Continue reading

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Fight! Fight!

Quick Look Conflict is the heart of movies and plays, and (some feel) relationships themselves. Couples sometimes pick fights just to re‑connect. It may be better than repression and denial, but the results are not always energizing; sometimes there’s a … Continue reading

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Practicing Resolution

See if you can view a conflict as a puzzle, an intrigue, an investigation into both your, and the other’s, issue. Try to prepare now; in the midst of conflict, it’s hard to remember how to shift your angle of … Continue reading

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Echoes on Conflict

Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose it. Billie Holiday In a fight between you and the world, pick the world. Frank Zappa Real Frank Zappa Book

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Diversity

Quick Look How many people must we see every day, twenty? (If you include media, thousands?) Since most of them have two eyes and two legs, I secretly hope they are, somehow, mostly like me and that I’m mostly like them. … Continue reading

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Practice Diversity

Notice a moment when you’re agitated that someone else is acting . . . different. (You won’t have to look far.  Often, you may notice an accompanying thought that goes something like, “They should . . . .” Or, you may … Continue reading

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Echoes on Diversity

There never were, in the world, two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains: the most universal quality is diversity. Montaigne Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity. Sigmund Freud If an aborigine were to draft an … Continue reading

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Forgiving

Quick Look Nothing I can add here. This post is a companion to another post, “Apology”. The following Tale comes from Desmond Tutu’s website, The Forgiveness Project. A Tale “To forgive is not just to be altruistic. It is the … Continue reading

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Apprehending

Quick Look Can you locate a turning point — most people only have two or three in their entire lives — when you understood in a way that changed not just the way you thought, but also the way you felt, … Continue reading

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