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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.} ========================================================== %HISTORY WORD ETYMOLOGY ACKNOWLEDGE ARTICULATE+930827 %OPEN HONEST PERSONAL INTIMATE EXPERIENCE LOVE SEX 930827 The similarities in the words "acknowledge", "knowledge", and "know" point to the fact that our human knowledge grows only as we acknowledge what each other openly and honestly perceives our personal experiences to indicate. The similarities in the words we use can often tell us much about our daily lives. We cannot truly know what we cannot in community acknowledge in open and honest talk, listening, conversation, and dialogue. Private knowledge which must remain private is not real powerful knowledge because it is not acknowledged. We cannot truly know what we cannot truly say and have openly acknowledged. Our collusions inhibit the development of our intimate knowledge about ourselves and others. We do not truly and fully know what our experiences and perceptions mean to us until: 1. We have experienced the freedom to be safely vulnerable in expressing what we have experienced and perceived through careful articulation, 2. We have done our best to articulate to and for ourselves what we have experienced and perceived, 3. We have shared our articulations with others, 4. Others have acknowledged our articulations, and 5. We have accepted their acknowledgment of our articulations. If because of our dishonesty in collusive addictions and codependent relationships we and others cannot acknowledge what we have perceived to be the meanings of our decisions, actions, mistakes, errors, and tragedies--- then we cannot know how to be wise and share wisdom. We cannot be role models for each other of wise and healthy living. The people who first put down the words found in the Bible knew that intimate sexual relationships involve the development of intimate knowledge about ourselves and others. They made reference to sexual intercourse as the participants knowing each other when a male goes into a female. Their language was very direct and to the point. We cannot know each other apart from some form of intimacy in which we acknowledge each other as persons who are separate and yet connected with us in creation through sharing of knowledge about ourselves and each other. Some of our greatest human dilemmas have to do with how to be realistic about giving guidance to our processes of getting to know ourselves and each other through articulations of our perceptions and through acknowledgements of each other's articulations. Whatever we cannot acknowledge in open and honest conversations we cannot truly know; and we cannot be converted by honest knowledge thereof because we cannot engage in conversations about what we cannot acknowledge. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================