Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
Sometimes people — myself included — complicate life needlessly.
Yesterday my friend Steve Wiens reminded me of an Anne Lamott’s acronym W.A.I.T. I’ll explain what it means in a moment, but you’ll — pardon the pun — have to wait.
Lamott’s most recent book “Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son” describes the challenge she faced, especially in the beginning, as she tried to find a balance between helping and hampering her teenage son who was suddenly faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Values
Everyone I know is selfishness; some more than others.
It’s funny and sad, but I have met so many people who actually don’t struggle with selfishness at all. They believe that their selfishness is a right, a responsibility, an entitlement, a debt, an only source of hope or their single hope of survival.
Trapped in a delusion of autonomy those kind of people are the users of society.
Fortunately, and I say this carefully, fortunately, for those people we have tragedies.
Tragedies expose our humanity.