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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %RITUAL ACCEPTANCE RITE PASSAGE CHILD ADULT PARENT 910518 As humans we need rites of passage to maker and acknowledge transitions between states in the human pilgrimage. We need to take care not to regard rites of passage as indications of arrival which is final, rather than as a mile-stone on a continuing journey. If we regard a rite of passage as a sign of arrival, the mile- stone becomes a grave marker indicating the place in our journey where we died. A rite of passage is an affirmation of acceptance. We need to take care not to make rites of passage conditional in such ways that love, dialogue, community, cooperation, encouragement and support which are essential to personal and communal integrity become conditional commodities in manipulative trading. Healthy rites of passage are encouragements which enable pilgrims to progress on their unique journeys, rather than rewards given to successful competitors who won contests, and who are given special exclusive goods, rights and/or privileges. Healthy rites of passage are as much celebrations of healthy community and dialogue as they are recognitions of individual accomplishments. Rites of passage promote personal and communal integrity, rather than reward achievements of personal acceptability. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================