Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Amends

If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean. Aldous Huxley Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most …

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Forgiveness

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” Confucius There is only one perfect being in this universe and it is not me. It may be you, but I know it is not me. I know that I am going to commit wrongs and be wronged. I know that wholly and conclusively. …

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Freedom

“Man is born free, but one of the first things he learns is to do as he is told, and he spends the rest of his life doing that.” Eric Berne Throughout my career I have spent many hours teaching teenagers and adults. Frequently, I have found myself asking questions and getting total silence in …

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Fear

“I’m an old man and I have had many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Mark Twain Fear is an emotional response to perceived threats and danger. There is real fear that we may experience; being shot at, being mugged, crashing our cars and other physical acts we may have no control over. In …

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Happiness

I remember as a child that I would be asked if I was happy and that I instinctively would say, “yes.” I was often asked why and never had a good answer, but began to question myself as to why I was happy and questioned myself into a permanent state of unhappiness. What a tragedy! …

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