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PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

Rehearsing It Scenario Rehearsal: “a description of what could possibly happen,” Dictionary One of my favorite strategies for making decisions when creating the future is scenario planning, sometimes called scenario rehearsal. This is a process of imagining a series of alternative … Continue reading

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THE PARTS OF THE WHOLE

The Trees of The Forest “There is in all visible things…a hidden wholeness.” ~ Thomas Merton We are often told that the whole is equal to more than the sum of its parts. But then we are never told what this new whole is … Continue reading

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ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?

Or Failing To Notice? “Out of necessity we learn to run on auto-pilot, paying attention mechanically and passively most of the time. This underscores the need to pay attention deliberately and voluntarily, thereby liberating our awareness from robotic activity.” ~ … Continue reading

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A FUTURE NEUROSIS

Reverse Paranoia Do You Have This Future Neurosis? “I find it easier to be the result of the past than to be the cause of the future.”  ~ Ashleigh Brilliant I am re-posting a blog from 2015 for new readers … Continue reading

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UNCERTAINTY CREATES CREATIVITY

Certainty Eliminates It “The future is uncertain — but its uncertainty is at the very heart of creativity.”  ~ Ilya Prigogine To be creative is to have the ability to create, to cause something to exist; it is an art. … Continue reading

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DON’T FEAR THE FUTURE

Own It “The future is not someplace we are going to, but a place we are creating.” ~John Schaar “There is no ‘out there,’ independent of what is going on ‘in here’.” ~Fred Allan Wolf “When it comes to the … Continue reading

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INFORMATION ANXIETY

A Mental Disability “A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.”  ~Murphy’s Law You and I are like the man with two watches, so we should never be sure, in … Continue reading

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PERCEPTION LOOP HOLES

A Place For Wiggle Room Loop hole: a failure to include something in an agreement or law, which allows someone to do something illegal or to avoid doing something. Perception refers to the way sensory information is organized, interpreted, and consciously experienced. What we see is always interpreted; the interpretation process  does not include something … Continue reading

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THE INNER JOURNEY

On The Road Never Traveled “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us,” R. W. Emerson We are told that life is a journey, not a destination. A journey is a process; … Continue reading

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UNINHIBITED SELF-CRITICISM

Challenging One’s Own Convictions “A very popular error: having the courage of one’s convictions. Rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack on one’s convictions,” Nietzsche In order to have the courage to attack one’s convictions, one needs the … Continue reading

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