Alex Bierach

Indebtedness

December 2019

While traveling through India, it occurred to me how many people have suffered or died to teach us what we know today.

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Being in time

December 2019

The process of narrative creation, by which we situate ourselves in time and define various anchor events, is a kind of magical power. The more we are able to consciously construct our narratives and their implied horizons, the more control we have over how we spend our time and energy each day. The more we can become the primary creative force in our life.

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Ambivalence

November 2019

Ambivalence is a useful experience to get to know more intimately.

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When are you?

October 2019

Throughout the day, we move around in time. I wonder what a graph would look like that plotted "when you were" at 1-minute intervals throughout the day. What kinds of patterns might we see? Are you a past-dweller, nostalgically longing for the better days? Are you charging full-speed into the future?

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Zone of Proximal Development and Inner Conflict

September 2019

Without practice in this domain, most of us experience our internal conflicts as a continuous power struggle that plays out just below our conscious awareness, bubbling up in periodic spells of confusion, doubt or difficult emotion.

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It's not for them

September 2019

It takes courage to embrace your own idiosyncratic genius, and be free from image management.

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Cycles of Engagement

September 2019

Efficient cycles of engagement support a satisfying life. Inefficiencies create challenges for us. Too much activation or engagement creates chronic stress, tension, and anxiousness. Too much inhibition or disengagement creates depression, emptiness, and collapse.

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Context

September 2019

How do we stay engaged in our current cultural moment, while also recognizing the deeper forces of time and history?

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Surround of Relationship

August 2019

Claiming our role in building a rich surround of relationship is a profound act of personal leadership that will enhance our lives for years to come.

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Undifferentiated Phenomenological Continuum

July 2019

One practical consequence of being able to recognize the undifferentiated phenomenological continuum is that the pervasive sense of separateness and working against the world that many of us carry begins to dissolve.

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Simultaneity

July 2019

Does it ever occur to you that in each moment the entirety of the human experience is happening?

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Inquiring System

June 2019

Our "inquiring system", or the way that we inquire into ourselves, others, and the world undergoes change across our lifespan.

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