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My father and I hurt one another. Deeply. He was an angry disciplinarian. I was a horribly rebellious child. You can imagine the rest. Fortunately, we found mutual forgiveness several decades before he died — for ourselves and for each other. “Doa ess nuscht tweschen ons — there is nothing bad between us,” we said to one another in our native Low German at every farewell.
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Dissatisfaction Attention is the remedy for dissatisfaction. When preoccupied with disturbing thoughts. Abundant wealth, good health, a loving family, and friends, can seem unrewarding and empty. Emotions Emotions are opportunities for insight, at any level. An opportunity to take a second look, to frame your understanding in a new way. Empathy As you shift perspectives, […]
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There are several approaches to work with disturbing emotions. One is to abandon these emotions; another is to explore them. To close yourself off to your feelings obstructs a healthy openness in mind and heart. It denies you the potential insights that emotion might offer. Don't you want to use disturbing emotions as a beacon?

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