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humanism

When a Why helps a How

09.08.2010

Have you ever asked yourself, “How am I ever going to get through this”?  In our existentially saturated lived lives most of us have and will again.  “How” is a statement about process.  “Why” is a statement about purpose.  Paraphrasing Nietzsche, “give a person a why and they will endure any how”.  So if you’re [...]

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On Intentionality

07.23.2010

 All that humankind has created on our earth has arisen from intentionality.  Intentionality is human adaptive-awareness-in-action.  It is goal-directed knowing.  It is the projection of purpose and meaning into reality by the perceiver of that reality.  Ironically once a person sets and triggers their intentionality, amazing natural forces seem to conspire to bring it about.  [...]

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Sustenance that Sustains Self: The Care and Feeding of Self

06.17.2010

Common sense says that each of us is or has a self. But having a self isn’t about possessing something that is static. It is about intentionally and lucidly participating in the emergence of something that is dynamic. The human act of “selfing” is our most precious renewable resource. Yet, how does one go about [...]

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In a lived life, life lives

05.23.2010

All of the great traditions, teachers and texts tell us, in one way or another, that the joyful, meaningful and happy life can be realized by each of us.  The difficulty in achieving this goal is that by habitually thinking about life I remove myself from the act of life. Life is more of an [...]

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The Art of Becoming Human

05.02.2010

If we are ever going to achieve the goal of becoming human we need to go beyond the science of life by engaging in the art of living. The art of becoming human is sketched and colored by a lived life that includes: delving into in the elusive beauty of subjectivity; committing to egalitarian  encounters [...]

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