Simplifying Our Lives to Allow Time to Be

In just one day last week, I met individually with four persons, each of whom at one point in our conversations said that he/she was far too busy to have time for introspection and self-care. By day’s end, yet again I was struck by how the busyness of our lives stunts our souls. It’s epidemic.

So I wonder if you can relate to those persons. Do you also feel entirely justified in enumerating all the very logical and pressing reasons why you just cannot find or make time for your own inner life? And yet when you happen accidentally to slow down, does your soul prick you with sentiments of emptiness?

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The Virtue of Self-ishness

Was it 1984 when I walked up to a teller of the Santa Monica branch of First Interstate Bank to deposit my paycheck? I must have laid on the teller counter, title up, the copy of “The Virtue of Selfishness” by Ayn Rand which I was reading, because as I filled out my deposit slip, the teller remarked with palpable moral indignation, “Don’t tell me you want to be selfish!?”

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Personal Boundaries and Authenticity

In my work as a counselor, I sometimes meet persons who are confused about personal boundaries. Poorly defined personal boundaries make our lives unnecessarily difficult, and they thwart our authentic expression. Given that having defined, yet flexible boundaries is a skill of personal authenticity, it warrants that we take a closer look at boundaries.

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10,000th Visit!

The Personal Authenticity Project was inaugurated on June 18, 2010. One year, 2 days later we received our 10,000th visit. Thanks for the support of your interest in fostering personal authenticity both within and and also without.

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Allegiance to Truth in an Age of Deception

No doubt one taproot of our existence is truth without which it is difficult to thrive. If a plant sends forth its root in search of water, and finds only sand, it will wither. If a society requiring truth for its government, finds only deception, the social order, you, and I will fail to thrive.

We live in an age when deception seems the norm of government, corporations, and politicians. Given that living organisms are endowed with a drive to optimize their existence how can individuals and families effectively govern their lives when the information they need to make decisions is false or misleading?

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