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To scrutinize is to sacralize.

March 18, 2018

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In periods of awakening, enlightenment, and even deconstruction, that which gets our scrutiny gets our attention, and that very activity of scrutiny and attention becomes sacralized. While some feel it an attack, it is perhaps one of the most profound acts of causing something to be holy. For in the scrutiny, we set apart the […]

“Abusus non tollit usum.” Misuse does not remove use.

February 26, 2015

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Leadership: Just because effective leadership practices and principles are often misapplied, taken advantage of, or leveraged for one’s own selfish agenda, does not mean those leadership principles are invalid. Religion: Just because religious institutions have abused power, misappropriated theological concepts, and ignored rationalism, reason, and proper philosophy, does not mean that religion itself is vapid […]

Letting go can mean holding on.

November 1, 2012

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Letting go does not mean to stop caring; it means I cannot do it for someone else. Letting go is not to cut myself off; it is the realization that I cannot control another. Letting go is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences. Letting go is to admit powerlessness, which means […]