2 Sowing

Hopelessness

Hopelessness is a dark view of the future, in which there is no escape from unhappiness and suffering.
Be the first to comment Read More

Self-Competence

Competence brings a sense of accomplishment. For some people, it is confirmation of self-worth.
Be the first to comment Read More

Agency

On a spiritual path, coming to self through personal liberation yields a deeper understanding of our capacity to act as ethical agents. This sense of responsibility to develop oneself is what I call agency.
Be the first to comment Read More

Talent

Prominent among our narratives are stories of exceptionally talented people. Each of us has a unique blend of talents, which we are challenged to refine into abilities. The diversity makes for a fascinating story and the human talent pool has paved the way for remarkable progress in the human condition.
Be the first to comment Read More

Progressing by Accomplishing

Tracking our progress helps us know whether we are on the right track, both in our choice of activities to pursue and in our progress within them. Sometimes the progress is transformative.  
Be the first to comment Read More

Encouraging

A boost of encouragement can make the difference between action and inaction. It is a valued skill.
Be the first to comment Read More

Latitude

Giving a person space to move is an important element in the development of independence. Only when someone is free to act and to choose can a he acquire the skills necessary to independence.
Be the first to comment Read More

Independence

No one is completely independent but most people learn to fend for themselves instead of their parents or other caretaker. Becoming independent, or self-sufficient, is an important part of a responsible life.
Be the first to comment Read More

Self-Confidence

In basketball, most free-throw shooters eye the basket with a little fear in their eyes. Not Chauncey Billups. He would eye the basket like a chocolate truffle on a dessert plate. “Confident” is the desired answer to the question “what do I think of myself.” The answer refers not only
Be the first to comment Read More

Analyzing and Synthesizing

Mathematics is often defined as the science of space and number . . . it was not until the recent resonance of computers and mathematics that a more apt definition became fully evident: mathematics is the science of patterns. [Lynn Arthur Steen, “The Science of Patterns” (1988).] To understand how
Be the first to comment Read More
  • Categories