Category: 5 Pearls

Privacy vs Secrecy: What’s the Difference?

Everybody has needs—real, legitimate, have-a-right-to-have-them needs. One of these needs is for intimacy, for closeness. Another need is to have privacy. It’s not hard to imagine that these two can be tricky to weave together. The fly in the ointment lies in our confusion between privacy and secrecy. Because when the two concepts of privacy and secrecy get cross-wired, closeness…

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The Superstition of Pessimism

We humans are a superstitious lot. And there is one insidious form of superstition—pessimism—that is the hidden culprit behind many of our disappointments in life. It all starts with an inner attitude that says, “I’d better not believe in the good because it might not happen.” We need to listen for the hidden voice saying, in essence: “If I believe…

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ORDER

Orderliness is directly connected with divine harmony and, like so many things, there is both an inner version and an outer version; there’s also a divine version—order—and a corresponding distortion—disorder… In the grand scheme of things, inner order is what we experience when we are fully conscious and there is no more unconscious material left in our soul…Any lack of…

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