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…conscience as life loving life…

“Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

Theater is full of dramas that exalt “sacrifice” as love.  These dramas make the statement that any change is intolerable:

  • If balance – once experienced – cannot be restored,
  • If love – given freely – cannot survive, OR
  • If one’s relational boundaries – as originally experienced – cannot be justly maintained.

And, of course, sacrifice is then both honorable and inevitable.  Self-identification requires it.  We cannot stand apart from the love which grounds us to meaning and purpose.

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…creative imagination as power re-imagined…

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein

As we have seen over the last three blog entries: creative imagination builds the context for our sympathies and resentments by building analogies from our past (“as if” experience) — which we then use to interpret the present by “living ourselves” into them.

What we haven’t seen is how the power we have can be re-imagined — once we are willing to reclaim the belief in our significance from a new perspective.

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…awareness and growth…

Anne :   I simply go on and keep doing what I’ve done and have faith that inside she’s… (pause)  that inside is waiting, like water underground.

Today, I want to look at The Miracle Worker (a 1962 drama starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke).

If you remember, I mentioned that my movie library has only two movies:  Big Fish (which I have already talked about in …trust and its release…) and The Miracle Worker. Both films are illustrative of important coaching lessons, which is why I bring them to your attention here.

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