Monthly Archives: August 2010

More than one way to tame an animal

A fascinating phenomenon was brought to my attention. Russian experimenter Belyaev is a breeder who worked over time to select the tamest foxes among the new ones that were born. By the end of the tenth generation the foxes became … Continue reading

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Tolerance means learning to carry weights

In last night’s spiritual growth group we read the section in the book Alei Shur on having tolerance as a community leader. There are many kinds of leaders. Teachers, rabbis and community secretaries are all different kinds of leaders. He … Continue reading

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Balance between being finished and being there

My schedule is full – packed to the minute. I would pretty much like to follow my schedule. That way everything I want to be sure to do gets attention. At the same time it’s important to me to focus … Continue reading

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How to translate without losing the message

A post on the Webby Blog called Not Confined caught my eye. This is what it said: “Last night I was at a Bible study, where we were looking at the book of Malachi. At one point in our discussion … Continue reading

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Synchronicity

Last week our spiritual growth group was discussing the topic of tolerance and how much more difficult it is to have tolerance for family and for neighbors than for friends. We see family and neighbors all the time. We might … Continue reading

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Getting out of the circular reasoning trap

Every religion, psychological approach and general world-view impacts on our experience of life and on everything we do. For example Frankl believed in the inherent goodness of human nature, and this colored his whole psychotherapeutic approach called logotherapy. In other … Continue reading

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Your life has meaning

Recently I had one of those weird experiences where I felt like I was invisible. In order to protect the guilty I won’t go into details, but did you ever answer someone’s question about what to do in a situation … Continue reading

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