Monthly Archives: March, 2018

Self-Doubt in the Mix

Yesterday I wrote about my plans for helping others and the self-examination that followed making plans. I find that I need the corrective of self-doubt to keep me from running the world, but what I have discovered lately is that I don’t need to put myself down. I can be positive about who I am …

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At The Heart of Helping Others

A few years ago, several now actually, I went off to graduate school for the second time. This time certain that I had hit on a way to fulfill my purpose and help others. Not naive, but self-assured. I had a plan of how anxiety and interpersonal conflict could be cured by people forming stronger …

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A Blended Style of Reading

When I first learned literary analysis the prime reading styles were socio-historical and close reading. In the last few years, I have learned the hermeneutic of suspicion (especially as found in post-colonialism and queer theory). I have never been a big fan of using only one reading style; now I am a big fan of …

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A Reflection on Kalu Rinpoche – 14 March

“However, we observe the presence of blindness, as the basis of the other emotions [emotions that cause conflict]. This blindness means that we do not understand the implications of our acts and our situation. It also means that, when a thought or an emotion happens, we do not see anything other than the simple feeling …

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