Tag Archive: perspectives

Shallow Reform vs. Deep Reform

I’ve recently come off the end of a watchdog movement of a major institution, and have learned many lessons on the reality of power, and the oppression of marginalized perspectives. One such lesson is the distinction between shallow and deep reform. Shallow reform matches the reform zeitgeist without challenging power structure. It is in line with…
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Inner vs. Outer Conflict

Ultimately, those of us on a path of self-inquiry come to the realization that the conflict in the world is a representation of the conflict within ourselves. Our ability to listen to, incorporate, and relate to various facets of our own psyche manifests in our ability to listen to, incorporate, and relate to the perspectives…
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Integrating Perspectives: A Worthy Challenge

The responsibility of integrating perspectives — ensuring that each perspective is accounted for in our heart and actions — is not for the faint of heart. It can sometimes be an arduous, grueling, and frustrating job, filled with confusion, paradox, and doubt. The responsibility involves self-reflecting on each and every decision we make, continuously and…
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Perspective Meditation

(based on earlier page published on primemeditation.com in 2011) Many who meditate often see through some suffering, as well as achieve some level of wisdom, through their practice. However, the same people might find meditation to be overly demanding, ineffective, vague, difficult to apply, easy to neglect, misleading, stagnant, or dogmatic. Also, something often feels…
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Maligned Perspectives and Maturity

A ‘maligned perspective’ is one that is distorted by another perspective. Both the sense of, and act of, malignment is a pervasive source of confusion, unhealthy conflict, and human suffering. It finds itself in all spheres of our communication, from the day to day relationships between our friends and family, to the sphere of national…
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