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On Apology

On Apology

On Apology Let’s be real: relationships can be messy at times, and our good intentions can end up having unintended and hurtful consequences. Besides, sometimes in a pique of emotion or unaware moment, we say or do something that upsets the receiver (and possibly others) in ways that cause tears (pun?) in the fabric of […]

10 Natural Laws #10: Give More and You Will Have More

10 Natural Laws #10: Give More and You Will Have More

10 Natural Laws #10: Give More and You Will Have More Nice guys finish last. The early bird gets the worm. It’s a dog eat dog world. We’ve all heard these quotes, and there is a measure of truth in them. They reflect a perspective or belief that life is a zero-sum game, that your […]

What I Have Learned from Pain

What I Have Learned from Pain

What I Have Learned from Pain Last month I wrote about what I have learned from fear. Now I’d like to share some things I’ve learned from pain. Though pain is a sensation and not an emotion, we will almost always have an accompanying emotion with pain, like anger, sadness, hopelessness, or fear. There are […]

What I Have Learned from Fear

What I Have Learned from Fear

What I Have Learned from Fear Fear is an uncomfortable and unwanted feeling that I have spent most of my life trying hard to avoid. As I became so successful at suppressing my fear that I became virtually blind to it, and the effects it had on me. But once I became awake to my […]

On India’s Republic Day, 2019

On India’s Republic Day, 2019

On India’s Republic Day, 2019 Namaste. Distinguished guests, dear students, friends and relations, It is a pleasure and honor to address you again this year with a few remarks on this wonderful 70th Republic Day for our beloved India. I say our India, because though I was not born here, a part of my heart […]

On Chin Bobbing

On Chin Bobbing

On Chin Bobbing There is something interesting about human behavior that I have noticed since I’ve been a child, but have never heard it discussed, much less explained. I’d love to figure it out. I remember riding my bike as an eight-year-old, and on seeing another guy, both of us–though not necessarily simultaneously– would raise […]

Pune Journal 2018: What brought me here

Pune Journal 2018: What brought me here

Pune Journal 2018: What brought me here Today I had my first full day of formally working in an organization since 2011. What is notable is that this was a manifest beginning of my Quest, and it took place in Lavale, outside Pune, India. The journey here has been long in the making, and, I […]

On Renewal

On Renewal

On Renewal When I think of renewal, I first imagine Mother Earth, who, as part of her yearly circuit around Sun, nods in precession, creating our seasons. From where I stand now, in southeastern Minnesota, that means from November to April or May a sterilization and suspension of life. Insects and annual plants die or […]

Communicating Without Controlling Part II: Speaking Your Wants

Communicating Without Controlling Part II: Speaking Your Wants

Communicating Without Controlling Part II: Speaking Your Wants This is the second in my blog series on Communication. This material comes from Susan Campbell’s book, Saying What’s Real. I find her suggestions have been extremely helpful to me to further develop with my partner our intimacy and trust. I hope you will try out these […]

Communicating Without Controlling: Part I

Communicating Without Controlling: Part I

Communicating Without Controlling: Part I One of my favorite books on relationship is Susan Campbell’s Saying What’s Real. She claims that research shows that “nearly 90% of human communication comes from (the usually unconscious) intent to control.” Think about that for a moment. Ninety percent of what I say is really about trying to control […]

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