"I agree 'outside perspectives can help but also distract the empathic attention needed in each case.' The psychological model you described at ITZI in September comes to mind: Objective situation > Triggered action >…"
"I agree Dharmavidya. Our reliance on hard evidence is not always helpful and can distract from what is relevant and meaningful to a specific individual. Failed scientific evidence is rarely published, brings bias and close minds…"
Different methods and approaches each have a place and contribution to make. The skills of a doctor might be (depending on circumstances) very different from those of a psychotherapist or psychologist. Or…"
"I got to know a bit about the outside view through the study of Medicine. This approach attracts and finds confidence in evidence, endless measuring, dividing, careful labelling, quantifying and explaining the process. It can be useful…"
I know Namibia quite well. I have often travelled there. We used to spend quite a lot of holidays in Swakopmund and have often driven up as far as Etosha and into Botswana, but not for a few years now. I was talking to someone about it only a couple of days ago, coincidentally, and I think we might try it now that our son is a little bit older - he is 14 now - old enough to enjoy it, perhaps? On the other hand, he might be bored stiff. :)
Welcome Juline - very good to have you involved here. Do join some of the groups and join in discussions. This is a super group of people with lots of good ideas. Hope to see you again before tooooo long.
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Quote from Anthony De Mello: “…in awareness you will understand that honour doesn’t mean a thing. It’s a social convention, that’s all. That’s why the mystics and the prophets didn’t bother one bit about it. Honour or disgrace meant nothing to them. They were living in another world, in the world of the awakened. Success or failure meant nothing to them. They had the attitude: “I’m an ass, you’re an ass, so where’s the problem?”
En l'absence de Darmavidya, j'ai - en ma qualité de voisine et d'amie - le privilège de m'occuper (un peu) de Tara, la petite chatte. C'est un bonheur de la voir me faire la fête chaque fois que je me rends à Eleusis: elle s'étire, se roule sur le dos au soleil ou saute sur mes genoux. J'ignore si elle a profité de l'enseignement du maître des lieux, mais j'ai comme l'impression qu'elle me donne une belle leçon de sagesse: elle…
At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…