arrogance

Whole Being  —  Self-centered as Compared to Selfish

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Whole Being
Self-cen­tered as com­pared to self­ish  —  we need to learn to find our focus, and to bring it gen­tly back to learn­ing all there is to know about our­selves In keep­ing with this series of arti­cles, let me do a quick com­par­i­son of terms.  What I’m talk­ing about here is one’s “locus of atten­tion”  —  the […]

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Better relating  —  6 Ideas

Bet­ter relat­ing  —  Of all the ways to Deep­en Rela­tion­ships, here are 6 of my favourites I sus­pect that most folk do not exam­ine their rela­tion­ship — except when things are off the rails. There’s a ten­den­cy to think  Noth­ing could be fur­ther from the truth. To quote David Schnarch, in “Pas­sion­ate Mar­riage,” a pri­ma­ry rela­tion­ship is a cru­cible. In oth­er words, the heat of the relationship

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Dropping Arrogance

Today, we’re using a famil­iar Zen sto­ry to help us to see ways for drop­ping arro­gance  This top­ic is described in my book, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall. You can read more about it here A Few Ways to Get Over Your­self This is a Zen sto­ry about Today, we’re using a famil­iar Zen

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Learning to be Ordinary

Learn­ing to be Ordi­nary  —  being ordi­nary is not bor­ing. It’s using our selves ful­ly, with­out com­par­i­son to oth­ers. It’s being present and con­tent, with­out com­par­i­son.  This top­ic is described in my book, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall. You can read more about it here So, have you ever heard of “Place­hold­er The­o­ry”? As

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