Healing Anger and Violence in Our Society

Written by Margaret Paul , Ph.D.

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Title: Healing Anger and Violence in Our Society Author: Margaret Paul, Ph.D. E-mail: mailto:margaret@innerbonding.com Copyright: 2003 by Margaret Paul Web Address: http://www.innerbonding.com Word Count: 642 Category: Emotional Healing/ Spiritual Growth


I have counseled individuals, couples, families and business partners forrepparttar 132573 past 35 years and authored eight published books. All this experience has resulted inrepparttar 132574 development of a profound six-step healing process, called Inner Bonding, which anyone can learn and use throughoutrepparttar 132575 day (FREE course available - see resource box).

The violence in Littleton, Colorado sparked many discussions regardingrepparttar 132576 cause of such horrifying behavior onrepparttar 132577 part of two teenage boys. I would like to address this in terms on Inner Bonding.

In my experience, it is not possible for us as human beings to be violent when we are connected to our true, core Self and to a source of spiritual guidance. When we dorepparttar 132578 work we need to do to develop a spiritually connected loving adult self, we have an inner adult who places limits on our behavior regarding harming ourselves and others.

However, it is very common in our society for people to lose touch with their true, core Self. Since our core Self holds our intrinsic feelings of compassion and empathy for others, losing touch with this aspect of ourselves may cause us to be able to harm others without feeling any pain or remorse over it. The question is, then, how do we lose our connection with our core Selves?

Many child development experts state that those people who disconnect from their empathy and compassion, generally do so betweenrepparttar 132579 ages of two and four. If our parents lacked empathy and compassion for our feelings and needs, we might have chosen to be caretakers and take care of their needs, or we might have chosen to become like them and not care about others' feelings and needs. We may have had no role modeling for maintaining our own inner connection. If our parents shut themselves down to our pain and their own, we may have learned to shut down to our own and others vulnerable feelings. If, in addition, we were physically, sexually, emotionally or verbally abused or neglected, we may have shut down to survive.

It's A Date!

Written by Carole Lipati

Ok, you've found someone online that you really like and they like you too. You'd like to meet face-to-face...now what?

One ofrepparttar best and worst things about singles meeting viarepparttar 132570 Internet isrepparttar 132571 return of old-fashioned first dates - withrepparttar 132572 added concern of personal safety when meeting a virtual stranger. Picking a place to meet, an activity to share, things to talk about - it can seem a bit overwhelming especially when you really want to make a good impression.

Here are some unique first date ideas that will keep you out ofrepparttar 132573 "dinner and a movie rut" and set your first date apart fromrepparttar 132574 rest:

A Picnic In The Park Eliminaterepparttar 132575 pressure of a Saturday night date by enjoyingrepparttar 132576 relaxed atmosphere of a public park on a Sunday afternoon. Pack a basket of "finger foods" like cheese, fruit, crackers and chocolates and a chilled bottle of sparkling cider. For that extra special touch include china plates, crystal glasses and cloth napkins. The two of you can search outrepparttar 132577 perfect spot beneath a shade tree to enjoy your picnic, do some people watching and get to know each other.

Root For The Home Team Sporting events are a great place to have a great time and provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for a first date. No matter whatrepparttar 132578 season, there's always something going on inrepparttar 132579 world of sports and ifrepparttar 132580 cost of tickets to a professional game isn't in your budget high school, college and minor league games are just as much fun.

Window Shopping You can stroll for hours in a shopping mall or a city's shopping district stopping here and there for a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone. And if you get tired of just looking inrepparttar 132581 windows, there's always browsing throughrepparttar 132582 racks at a music store, trying on hats and wasting a few quarters in a video arcade.

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