Three Principles Living

Judith A. Sedgeman, EdD

psychobiospiritual

Ask the deeper questions

A flood of questions follows horrifying actions like the Boston Marathon bombing. Who is to blame? How did it happen? Why? Could we have stopped it? Can we keep it from happening again? We analyze each incident with an excruciatingly complex compilation of details. We hope for answers from the accumulation of minutiae. Shouldn't we also ask the deeper questions, the questions that would generalize specific events to insights about the universal nature of fury, hatred, alienation, dissociation in human beings? Have we taken seriously the critical need to truly understand...

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Incremental is infinite, too

Reading all the social media posts from people who are newly discovering the Principles at work behind life, I've been noticing how easily we become disappointed in ourselves, dropping quickly from gratitude for an insight to discouragement that we're not where we want to be. What we forget is that gratitude and contentment nourish the rich soil in which further insights blossom; discouragement is the drought that turns the soil to dust where insights cannot flourish. It is rare, though never impossible, that an individual experiences what we call an epiphany,...

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What is a calm state of mind?

Let's start here: Calm is not merely the absence of stress and upset. People settle for that, but to settle is selling the infinite human potential short. "Well, I'm not upset and I'm not feeling totally stressed out, so I guess this is as good as it gets." Wrong! So very wrong! That's only the least bad it gets. Calm is not empty; it is full. Calm does not reflect the absence of trouble, dissatisfaction and ill will ; it reflects the presence of peace, gratitude and contentment. Calm is not a personal...

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Getting over “it”

Often people talk about distressing events in catastrophic terms. "I don't know how anyone will ever get over that!" Or, "It ruined my life; I'll never get over it." Or, "It was so awful, I'm not surprised he/she can't get over it." We talk as though there are "its" in life that track us and yap at our heels like indefatigable terriers after a fox. Once the moment of something is over, though, the only "it" is a memory. And what is a memory? It is a thought carried forward through...

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Why facts don’t matter

Last week among my Facebook and Twitter friends across the U.S., commentary exploded after the Portable and Affordable Health Care Act (detractors call it "Obamacare") was declared Constitutional and thus the law of the land. Those who were delighted to see that millions of uninsured Americans would be able to get insurance and receive health care cheered and shared their enthusiasm. Those who were devastated to see that millions of uninsured Americans would have no choice but to have  insurance or pay a penalty jeered and shared their dismay. And...

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Too Good to be True?

I shared some written stories and a video about people who had an insight about being the thinkers of their own thoughts, not the victims of circumstances, with someone new to the ideas of Innate Health recently.  His response was, "Yeah, I read the stories and I watched that video and I gave it a lot of thought. It's not that I don't believe that these are real people genuinely saying what they think happened to them. It's just that as far as I'm concerned, I think it's too good...

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