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POEM XX Posted by Paul DiSegna on July 15, 2016

Excerpted from:Cold Mountain: The Legend of Han Shan and Shih Te, the Original Dharma Bums (A Graphic Novel) by Sean Michael Wilson, page 71.

DO OUR DEFENSE MECHANISMS WORK? Posted by Paul DiSegna on July 15, 2016

We learned many defense mechanisms at an early age, thinking that a good defense would be the best protection. We have continued this approach as adults. We're still afraid that we'll be criticized or we'll fail if we don't assert ourselves. On some level we worry that we won't be functional if we aren't assertive. We might never leave the house if...

LEARNING Posted by Paul DiSegna on July 13, 2016

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. Pema ChodronExcerpted from:When Things Fall Apartby Pema Chödrön, page 66.