Monthly Archives: December 2009

Attributing Intention

Much of our experience of other people is based on the intention we attribute to each person. When another person does, or does not, do something, we interpret what that person is intending and act on that perceived reality. If … Continue reading

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Growth Requires Energy

I was sitting with a young father and he said, “I want my children to understand that when I go off to work, I am putting in a lot of effort to earn the resources to provide the life I … Continue reading

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The Big Cold

Around here we are heading into what they call in Japan “the big cold” (daikan). All of a sudden it is very very cold. The air is dry and crisp. The puddles are frozen into tiny skating rinks. People are … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Reflective Living

It seems for years I have been noticing references to Allen Wheelis’s book “How People Change.” I finally decided I had better read it since I’ve read so many quotations out of it, I figured I’d probably read most of … Continue reading

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