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barb lundgren


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The place to start a real conversation is with oneself. This is the voice the voice that has been squelched, most often from birth onward.

I think Sherry raises some critical points in the evolution of human development, consciousness and communication. She advises us to relearn how to talk to one another, sharing conversation, for example, around the dinner table. Have you seen the kind of conversations that this results in? I have been watching them for decades and they are not typically conversations. Most children and their thoughts, ideas, expressions, passions and preferences have been thwarted from birth or young childhood on. The real conversations, the ones that allow for the the development of authenticity, passion and true engagement with all of life begin inside. Begin that conversation... between myself and I. Don't let anyone else in until that center feels strong, confident and ready for external conversation.


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  • Apr 5 2012: Thanks, Barb. Have you ever been accused of "being too much iside your head" or "living in an ivory tower", being the princess and the pea" in the fairy tale, or overly analytical in you endeavours to be alone with yourself, without being lonely? I have. It's a hard concept to get across to some people. It can look like coldness and aloofness sometimes to others. It takes a lot of effort to convince people you are not trying to slight them--not in the least. It isn't about them.

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