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Expressing and suppressing feelings

I grew up in a time when the expression of emotions was considered healthy and even necessary. Otherwise, we were told, suppression would lead to uncounted mental and physical maladies.    Suppressing emotions —and, for good measure, any and all desires— … Continue reading

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Balance and Harmony

Balance is a state of equal tension between opposites. Harmony is a state in which contradictions are reconciled and extremes combine synergistically. Balance is intrinsically unstable, since any variation in the relative strength of the opposites will provoke unevenness. Harmony … Continue reading

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