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Control

“You think it is easier, to know your own tricks, well it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do. You’d think it’s easier to put your finger on the trouble, when the trouble is you.”  U2, The Troubles I can’t decide if I’m onto something good or if I’ve figured out a way to feel more in control of my life. My personality type is one that is always searching for the meaning of life.  The type who regularly hears, “Stop worrying about it, just live!  You think too much!  You’re too sensitive! Chill out!” Before now, I believed that finding...

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Chaos

I have spent most of my adult life trying to maintain order. The actions of fixing, arranging, classifying, cataloging, systemizing, and cleaning come to mind. I have spent many years trying to teach my kids the same skills. I don’t actually know anyone who hasn’t been doing that. Practically speaking, life is spent creating and maintaining order. Keeping order is a highly valued trait and skill. We have reams of choices that we are encouraged to follow to find success, get our needs met, and enjoy life in comfort. When we succeed, it makes us feel powerful. Our interior lives are no...

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Survival Tactics

“The 100,” an interesting science fiction, dystopian Earth story gives a fascinating look at human survival tactics.  One particular season, a group of survivors had to live  in an underground bunker, due to atmospheric conditions.  The food supply was limited and extreme measures had to be taken for the survival of the human race.  The leadership mantra came down to, “You are either Wonkru (the group name) or you are the enemy of Wonkru.”  This mantra came with a flashing sword and blood spilled for those who “chose” to be enemies.  Meaning, they disagreed with how the food was to...