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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.} ========================================================== %SELF CONTROL EXTENT ENVIRONMENT OTHER DEFINE BOUND+960129 %CONFINE OWN PERFECT INFLUENCE SHARP BOUNDARIES GOD+960129 %CONCEIVE CONVICTION KNOWLEDGE POWER PARADIGM LOVE+960129 %COLLUSION DELUSION DECEPTION DISHONESTY INTEGRATE 960129 Self can CONTROL other---only to the extent that self can control the environment of that other which is to be controlled. As it is with CONTROL above---so also it is when the words DEFINE, BOUND, CONFINE, OWN and PERFECT are substituted in turn---in the place of the word CONTROL. CONTROLLING, DEFINING, BOUNDING, CONFINING, OWNING and PERFECTING---all entail putting boundaries around the other; and seeking to control all possible influences which might cross those boundaries; lest there be influences other than those of self. If influences of others than self cross boundaries defined by self---there is not total control by self; and so self cannot conceive self to be God with full conviction, knowledge and power over GOOD and EVIL; and so cannot be in full knowledge and control over who is GOOD and who is EVIL. Thus the paradigm of total self control of others fails. So also the paradigm of total self control of self fails. The paradigm of total self control is a delusive and/or collusive game of self deception and/or mutual self deception. This is true at the organizational and national levels---as well as at the personal level. - - - - Once the futility of the paradigm of total self control is acknowledged---it becomes possible to work to facilitate open and honest awareness, recognitions, naming, descriptions and dialogue pertaining to essential aspects of our environments; and pertaining to the relationships which influence us most. In sharing such truths freely we become liberated from, and so free from, the futilities of the paradigm of total self control. Our true influence extends only as far as our honest efforts to be aware of, recognize, name, describe and be in open and honest dialogue with the essential aspects of our environment and our relationships therewith. The more we try to control---the less our true influence extends beyond our selves. The more we search for integrity and honesty---the more our true influence extends beyond our selves. Making the choices which make the difference is always a reflexive process---from which we cannot honestly detach our selves as objective controllers. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================