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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.} ========================================================== %PRUDENT HELPFUL MANAGEMENT CONTROLS DISCIPLINE+980823 %FEAR IGNORANCE PREJUDICE CONFUSION ANXIETY ANGER+980823 %SPEECH PRESS WRITING TALK DIALOGUE COMMUNICATIONS+980823 %FRIENDSHIPS ORGANIZATIONS FELLOWSHIP INTIMACY SIN+980823 %ALIENATION EVIL ESTRANGEMENT CONFLICT COERCION 980823 We need to beware of falling into the trap of seeking to manage what words on the bottom three lines below point to --- rather than seeking to manage what words in the top two lines point to: ALIENATION EVIL ESTRANGEMENT CONFLICT COERCION VIOLENCE ENMITY RESENTMENT PEOPLE SPEECH PRESS WRITING DIALOGUE COMMUNICATIONS FRIENDSHIPS ORGANIZE FELLOWSHIP INTIMACY PRAYER BATTLES When we go to and focus upon the bottom three lines --- we disintegrate because the strategies represented by the lower level, accentuate the problems and dilemmas which they are ostensibly designed to minimize. They are like pouring gasoline on a fire to try to put it out. Keeping our eyes on the lower levels will cause us to be dragged down into the lower levels of life. If we are disintegrating and seek to move to the upper two lines above --- we increase our chances of reconciliation, healing and recovery of personal and communal integrity. If we deal honestly with our alienation and estrangement, which are the essence of evil, we will get to the roots of our conflicts, coercion, violence, enmity and resentments. Keeping our eyes on the upper level will help to lift us up out of the lower levels of dysfunctional living. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================