Control and Influence (Part 3)

(Part 2 can be found here) The Role of Fear Take a moment now and recall the experience of feeling out of control … realizing you have no influence … recognizing that what will happen depends mostly on luck, that you have no personal control over what will occur …...

Control and Influence (Part 2)

(Click here for Part 1 of this series). As I am exploring this subject, I see in my mind flashes of interactions with people over many years. There are situations I wanted to unfold in specific directions but that met resistance or outright denial from others. The...

Control and Influence (Part 1)

A number of years ago I had surgery for which I agreed to a spinal, rather than a general, anesthetic. In the recovery room I lay on a bed looking at my legs. I had the strange feeling that I was alive, warm, supple from my waist up. Below that there was a sense of...

The Lattice

A friend and teacher said to me once; “Ideas are the building blocks of concepts and theories. When they are stacked and tied to each other in a particular pattern, they form a lattice in the conceptual part of my mind.  But, as exciting as ideas may be to my mind, of...