This-essay is a8409161.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %TABOO UNDERSTANDING OWN EXPERIENCES 840916 We can not be confident that our insights and ideas are worthy of respect---unless we are familiar persons who respect them. We can not find others to respect our insights and ideas---if our insights and ideas pertain to experiences that can not be discussed because of powerful taboos. If taboos make it impossible for us to own our own experiences as authenticity our own; then taboos block the development of confidence in insights and ideas in terms of which we might understand those experiences and the taboos which block our understanding of the experiences. The process is reflexive, not objective. Taboos often create double binds that act to perpetuate the taboos---by keeping people in ignorance regarding their respective insights and ideas pertaining to their personal experiences. Salvation does not come through ignorance engendered by alienation from our own experiences and from the experiences of those near us---because those experiences are taboo. Salvation pertains to renewal of communication which has broken down; not to the inhibition of desired communication. Thus taboos which inhibit communication are not the means to salvation. The roots of the evils of alienation from people who have failed to conform to expectations in some way which is regarded as just cause excommunication which is the essence of evil. Taboos and excommunications used which are to maintain taboos---block the development of human understanding of the experiences which taboos hide from public view. We can not be confident that our private insights and ideas are worthy of respect---unless we have found other persons who respect them. Taboos often bias our understanding of unconventional truths which are revealed to us in some of our most meaningful experiences. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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