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False Self

What No One Teaches Us About Love

Ken Page | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

We do not have to rid ourselves of our fear of intimacy before we can have deeper love. It's the practice of intimacy that gets us past our fear of intimacy.

Why I Ditched a Shame-Based Faith

Heather Kopp | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Heather Kopp

I often write about the power of shame in the context of recovery. But shame is a human problem, and long-time Christians are in no ways immune. I was a Christian--and a slave to shame--for more than a decade before I became a slave to alcohol.

Know Why You're Here: The Point of Human Existence

Steve McSwain | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

My friend, you did not show up to be a pastor or a lawyer, journalist, or missionary, or a mechanic or server at Waffle House. You are here instead to awaken out of all illusions. The illusions cause the suffering.

Remove the "Mindblocks" from Your Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.01.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

Ideally, you should be living in the present while striving for your healthiest goals of, for example, meaning, happiness, love, success, and fulfillm...

The Difference Between Your Higher Self and Your False Self

Luminita Daniela Saviuc | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Luminita Daniela Saviuc

Promise yourself to focus on the good that is present in you and all around you. By doing so, you will eventually get back to yourself, back to being authentic and back to living a blissful, abundant and loving life.

Is Facebook Creating a False Self in Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The development of the false self grounded in the unrelenting messages from the many forms of media enables children to meet the demands of the "manufactured" world of popular culture. Yet, the cost is high.

Why You Shouldn’t Hide Your Ego

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Ego is sometimes characterized as the "false self." Some spiritual teachers advocate destroying the ego. I do not. If we love it, it can grow up and be helpful.

The Dark Side of the Political Personality Redux: Weiner, Schwarzenegger, and Edwards

Joel Weinberger | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

Both Schwarzenegger and Weiner are attracted to risk or they would not have chosen the professions they did. Nor would they have engaged in the behaviors that are the subject of this column.

John Edwards and the Dark Side of the Political Personality

Joel Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

How could a highly intelligent, sophisticated, man like John Edwards do and say such things? How could his judgment be so bad?