Image by kevindooley What is the self? A friend of mine went to a talk by a Buddhist monk. His question about self-improvement was: finally, doesn’t it come down to a hostility to the self? That is, self-improvement means judging ourselves as inadequate: that we need to be something other than we are. Doesn’t self-improvement […]

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Evan on April 26th, 2008

Robert at Reason-4-Smile has tagged me with a meme.  The rules are: Link to the person that tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share 4 things in these themes. Tag 4 random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. Let each random person know they have been tagged […]

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Evan on April 25th, 2008

Image by  freeparking What is an archetype?  An archetype is a personal energy that is expressed authentically in a social role.  For me this is very exciting.  It means we can be authentically who we are in our relationships.  Many psychotherapies seem to believe that the conflict between the individual and society is inevitable.   […]

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Evan on April 23rd, 2008

Image by  sarcozona It’s been a while since I talked about Traditional Chinese Medicine, so maybe it’s time I did. There are various disciplines within Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Most famously acupuncture.  It also includes herbs and food and other things.  But today I’d like to talk about exercise. There is a whole universe of health […]

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Evan on April 21st, 2008

Image by JasonRogers In a previous post I said that ‘yesterday is gone’ and it is good to be free of it. A couple of people in the comments picked me up on various aspects of this. So this post is to explore this issue in more depth. It is common for us to who […]

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Evan on April 19th, 2008

Just a quick post to link to some great posts. Cathy at Ripples of Improvement (who I’ve linked to before) is doing a great series on what your dreams and fantasies reveal about our authentic self. John at The Pageless Book has done a great guest post on Seven Steps to Change the World – […]

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Evan on April 18th, 2008

I had planned to have a post today on the value of the past. This plan was prompted by comments on my last post from Damien and Devin (of whom more anon). But I didn’t feel that I was ready to write it yet. At the moment I have had comments from people who have […]

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Evan on April 16th, 2008

Image by Thai Jasmine Fleetwood Mac (yes, I’m that old) reminded us that “yesterday’s gone”. This is absolutely true – and us ‘holding on’ to it leads to many problems. Many of us have attitudes that haven’t been up-dated since our childhood, and this can lead to big problems in our relationships. At a smaller […]

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