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I undertake the training rule to accept all blame and criticism without seeking to defend myself .

This aspiration is perhaps point of this most difficult to understand and, I admit, that it took me sometime to don’t to my own understanding. You see, the inspiration for this training rule comes directly from the lojong slogan to “Drive all blames into one.” … 217 more words


Dr Caroline Leaf and the struggle spiral

In Proverbs 12:25, the incredibly wise King Solomon wrote that, “Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.”

Today, Dr Leaf posted to her social media stream that “An undisciplined mind is filled with worries, fears and distorted perceptions – These lead to degeneration of the mind and body.” 506 more words


Do what you feel is right.

I have learned that when I follow my moral compass, I usually have no regrets even if I initially had little or no support from loved ones. 119 more words

Dr. Angi K. Orobko

On Writing ‘Looks Like Rain’

Susie Wild

I had the kernel idea for this short story a while ago, not long after finishing the promo for my debut story collection… 1,000 more words


In Bold Defense of "I Feel Like"

Molly Worthen wants us to quit saying “I feel like.” It’s a provocative and punchy New York Times piece that almost had me convinced—if it weren’t for a funny feeling I got that she might only be  786 more words


Donald Trump Establishment

I don’t think Trump is alternative at all. Groveling to Israel, fearmongering Iran, doubling down on the Stasi state, it sounds like he’ll torture more than the Cheney regime, and continue on with the concentration camp in Guantanamo Bay. 282 more words

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I'm not perfect and I never will be

I can’t do everything.  I’m barely 15 for goodness’ sake.

Why do you ask so much of me?  Why do you put so much responsibility on my shoulders?   347 more words