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I, Witness

Jed McKenna Wisefool Press PDF

With thinking we may be beside ourselves in a sane sense. By a conscious effort of the mind we can stand aloof from actions and their consequences; and all things, good and bad, go by us like a torrent.........

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Love Your Friends and Your Enemies

Charles C. Manz Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? (Matt. 5: 43–47)

Once again, Jesus’ teaching poses a tremendous challenge. In addressing the centerpiece of his entire message—love—he teaches that we should offer this precious gift to everyone, even those we cannot imagine loving. Here Jesus is preaching a serious lesson about love that is in stark contrast to the frivolous way that love is frequently treated in our culture. Too often, love is viewed as an everyday commodity that can be bartered and consumed in our pursuit of wants and pleasures.

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CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Social dreaming: a paradox accepted (a psychoanalyst’s condensed thoughts on social dreaming)

W Gordon Lawrence Karnac Books ePub

Judit Szekacs

“… paradox accepted can have positive value.”

D. W. Winnicott

Who has a dream?—as a matter of fact we all do, but we are not used to answering such a question! Dreams are, as they often say, “silly, mysterious, embarrassing, amazing”, but in the first place they are personal.

The idea might sound like a surrealistic image from Bunuel’s film Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, where adding to the escalating sense of madness there comes a character announcing—out of the blue— that he wants to share his dream with the ladies and gentlemen.

Nearly a hundred years ago, Freud carved a passage through social resistance to paying serious attention to dreams by recognizing them as highly precious media carrying valid psychosocial meaning. He made dreams acceptable and available for two-person investigations in the analytic space: delegates from distinct regions of the unconscious speaking a forgotten language that we all know. Sharing dreams in the analytic process became known as “the royal road to the unconscious”—a formidable and indispensable instrument for uncovering and understanding transference and countertransference processes and possible ways of elaboration.

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14. The Cost of Aligned Thinking: Three Gifts of Time

James Steffen Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

THE FOLLOWING evening as they sat around Coach Erics big oak table, Ray and Carol were filled with questions and emotions. Ray unloaded first.

I was intrigued by Woodys saying Aligned Thinking could get rid of all interruptions forever. As if that werent unbelievable enough, he said he could do that and still do justice to his clients, colleagues, and family.

What Woody and Prue shared was terrific, very positive, Carol jumped in. When we learned the MIN Secret, it was a high. We saw its elegant simplicity. But it was such a letdown to learn we have a handle on only 30 to 40 percent of the value of Aligned Thinking.

Coach smiled. Im glad Woody and Prue did the wonderful job that I was convinced they could do. Look at it this way: Lets say the amount of wisdom you have come away with fills a hundred pages. And lets say you have 99.9 percent of what there is to be learned. How much more value can you expect when you implement the process in your lives?

With a puzzled look, Carol said, Very little.

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Creativity - The Healing Journey Inward

New World Library ePub

It’s not easy these days, making time for creative work. Voices call us from everywhere demanding our attention, energy, hours. And many of us, somewhere along the path, got the message that making art was self-indulgent, so we relegate our creative projects to the bottom of the list. It becomes the thing we get to when the laundry is done, the books are in order, the groceries bought and put away.

We get so caught up in the flurry of our lives that we forget the essential thing about art — that the act of creating is a healing gesture, as sacred as prayer, as essential to the spirit as food to the body. It is our creative work that reveals us to ourselves and allows us to transform our experience and imagination into new forms, forms that reflect to us in a language of symbol who we are, what we are becoming, what we have loved and feared. This is the alchemy of creation: that as my energy fuses with the Source of energy, a newness rises in the shape of who I am and I myself am altered in the course of its release.

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