Three Principles Living

Judith A. Sedgeman, EdD

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Spiritual? Practical? Both?

During a recent webinar, a participant thanked me for sharing "the practical" side of the Three Principles, mentioning that she had recently been exposed to a different speaker who focused on "the spiritual". It had never before occurred to me to make that distinction when discussing the Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought. To me, the universal, spiritual truth of the Principles is exactly what makes them practical. So I've been reflecting on that. How could I do better at assuring that point is obvious? Why does clarity about a spiritual truth lead to...

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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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Should We Look Before the Fact?

It happens to all of us. We think we're just about to find what we're looking for, and instead, Poof!, it eludes us again. It's hard for all of us to give up the direction we've picked to look a different way.  I thought of this last week when I was sure the keys to my car were somewhere in the house. It passed through my mind that maybe they were in the car in the garage, but I didn't even look there because I was so sure I was...

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To do, or not to do?

It started in high school. I began accumulating books about what to do. Five Things You Can Do to Get into The Right College; Three Steps to a Great Complexion; Four Techniques to Build Confidence; Ten Secrets of Women Who Reached the Top -- that sort of thing. From succeeding in school, to picking the right mate, to choosing a career, to enhancing my appearance, to getting ahead at work, to keeping on schedule, to preparing quick healthy meals, to rearing intelligent children -- I raced through life ducking a...

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Why do smart people do stupid things?

It never stops. We are shocked or outraged to discover that someone we respected who "should have known better" engaged in stupid, self-destructive, dysfunctional behavior that was bound to be revealed. And we ask ourselves, once it is revealed, "What was he/she thinking?" I'd say it's not so much what the person was thinking, but how they were holding and using their thoughts. What prevented them from just ignoring stupid ideas and letting them go? What made really bad ideas so compelling? Why couldn't they sort the ridiculous from the sublime...

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Hope for an end to PTSD

Over the Memorial Day weekend, much of our attention was directed to the plight of returning Veterans who suffer debilitating psychological wounds.  Many more servicemen have been lost to suicide than lost in combat. The system is overwhelmed by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). One general interviewed on CNN on Sunday said there was a "a critical, urgent need to find the root causes of this illness and the means to treat it successfully." For me, and hundreds of my colleagues around the world, the treatment of PTSD is not an...

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