Healing Anger and Violence in Our Society

Written by Margaret Paul , Ph.D.

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Some children, whose parents were shut down or abusive, manage to stay connected with their core Selves through contact with animals such as dogs or horses, while others stay connected through contact with relatives or friends with whom they identify. But many young children just disconnect to survive. When in this disconnected state, if they watch violence on TV or practice violence through video games, they may further train themselves to numb out against compassion, empathy, andrepparttar pain of harming others.

Likewise, if children grow up with no personal connection with a source of spiritual guidance, they may not know that we are all one, and they may not considerrepparttar 132572 possibility thatrepparttar 132573 consequences of their actions may follow them into their lives after death.

Without connection with their core Self and their spiritual guidance, they are left with only their wounded selves. If they happen to be operating from an enraged wounded self, this self can certainly act out in angry and violent ways. With no loving inner Adult to set limits,repparttar 132574 harm to themselves or others can be disastrous, as we have seen.

While limiting guns is certainly a good thing to do, it will not stoprepparttar 132575 violence. This violence will not stop until we no longer need to learn, as very young children, to barricade our hearts. As parents and teachers we need to be practicing a healing process such as Inner Bonding so that we can reclaim our core Selves and our deep connection with God. Only by doing our own inner work will we be able to berepparttar 132576 loving role models that our children need. The change in our society must come from within each of us.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is the best-selling author and co-author of eight books, including "Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?", "Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By My Kids?", "Healing Your Aloneness","Inner Bonding", and "Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God?" Visit her web site for a FREE Inner Bonding course: http://www.innerbonding.com or mailto:margaret@innerbonding.com

It's A Date!

Written by Carole Lipati

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Be Tourists For A Day Most of us live near attractions that people travel miles to see and we've never takenrepparttar time to visit them ourselves. Historical monuments, zoos and state parks are just a few ofrepparttar 132570 possibilities and great places to meet. These attractions offer plenty of things to talk about in case of a lull inrepparttar 132571 conversation and you can even pick up a souvenier of a memorable first date.

Visit A Museum Art, Natural History, Model Trains, pick a subject and chances are there's a museum dedicated to it. If you and your date have a common interest (or both of you want to see something new), visit a museum together and enjoyrepparttar 132572 exhibits. Many museums also offer special shows, presentations and lectures that can provide a unique first date experience.

Go Fly A Kite It's just as much fun as you remember it was when you were a kid and if you pick a good windy place likerepparttar 132573 beach or lakefront, it can be an adventure for you and your date to share. Whether store-bought, homemade or assembled from a kit, kite flying is a great way to spend an afternoon together.

A Bit Of The Grape Wine tastings are hosted in almost every geographic area and can be a fun (and decidedly upscale) first date experience. You can find updated calendars of these events for your city (complete with cost information) at LocalWineEvents.com.

Carole is the owner of The Virtual Playground For Singles (http://www.vpsingles.com) an interactive online community providing just-for-singles resources since 1996.

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