Monday, April 14, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
This is another example of biased description of the situation for non-parents. The people without children are outnumbered by the people with children.
Friday, March 14, 2014
This is the work I plan to read at the King's Book Open Mike this evening. Today is the Friday of the three-day Holocaust conference at PLU.
From a longer poem called "Born in Alaska"
The story of Abraham Malm and Alaska,
was Hilda's story
because she was ten in Finland
when her brother Abraham married
and went to America,
to Tacoma, Washington,
where brother Johan lived already.
And it was a story Hilda could tell
Signa about Alaska, where Signa was born.
Once, in the dark in a car outside
Signa's house, Signa told the story
of how Hilda remembered
Abraham Malm visited them
from Alaska, he had a badge
he showed them, he was a sheriff.
The story of Abraham Malm and Alaska
was Amanda's story as well,
because she was eleven and met
Uncle Abraham and his wife. It was
1896, in August, when Amanda and Marie
And their mother came there,
Abraham and Anna lived
just downhill across a yard
on the hillside. Two years
later Abraham went to the Gold Rush
in Alaksa. He sent her a lovely card.
My grandma lived on the East Slope
in Old Town, where the view
was the lumber mill
with the red glow in its burner,
in the far distance smoke
and the ships that went in to port.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
In ALONE LEAVE AND collection WHILE YOU KNOW THAT POWER IS THERE STILL REMAINS ...
Author Astrid Forsberg says: It seems to me as if we own far more power over being fellow human beings than we use . By 'we' I mean here especially the women. There are wives and mothers , female youth leaders and board members , who cry with tears in his eyes and beside himself with despair : ' I have no power anymore, I have no power to direct and control those people, who are close to me , as I s interest for the ! ' The kind of power the desperate , who feel powerless , striving , the power to help, the power of his personality and his spirit might bring others to a certain goal. And it is clear , that many a time the feeling of powerlessness has to appear , both for the intent -
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strong and the weak-willed . However, this
sense do not always speak the truth. Just at that moment they believe they have lost all power to redeem , to help another human being , one has to calm and collect themselves , rather than to exclaim in despair. The loneliness and the collection while you will feel that the power is there for temporary failures and external adversities.
But there are many of us who abuse their power and even more who do not tend to it at all. Both parts are dangerous. That without violence to others' feelings and free will exercise their power to help , to liberate, to support is an art. Only by quietly without any preconceptions approach a fellow human being in benevolence and any friendship , we can exercise the power - to the building . And we can develop and strengthen this power just by farming the right . We do not have many and beautiful words to use that power. Here is no question of conversion attempts , persuasion , and the like, which in most cases begets resistance of the person they want to influence. The trick to use his power associated with our ability to act by giving on another person's struggles and difficulties , follow this person's soul shifts , rise up and help precisely where needed. This psychological art we possess in greater
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extent than we ourselves know. It is a gift that is latent in many of us.
THE MORE PEOPLE THE RELEASED FROM THE destructive force - IDEAL , THE MORE WE ARE NEAR IDEAL
So says editor Mauritz Wästberg in this excellent -response : The will to power of an individual, a class , a nation is as natural as a human requires food and drink and love from others to find life worth living , for it is the deepest nothing other than the will til life. But the desire to rule over others , which manifests itself in the repression of a person, a people, a race is too close to allied with nature's primitive service life in order to meet the claims of liberty and culture, as a Democrat places on human life together . Both individually and publicly makes often the observation that the more domineering and self-righteous a person is, the more distant she seems to be from the cultural ideal, which must be every man's hallmark of a democratic society with freedom and responsibility . The power of will which owns right of domicile in a culture of democracy must take aim at freeing bonded forces and the right set misaligned wills , to leverage and coordinate them in collective constructive social structure and to encourage each person's freedom of growth and development . And the number of people who manage to free themselves from the primitive , destructive , freedom -killing power of ideals and transforming their desire for power in a generous desire to give , to help and serve , the more rapidly and safer , we can realize the ideal of humanity .
UNHAPPY PEOPLE I HAVE OFTEN FOUND ARE POWER-HUNGRY
says author Gunhild Tegen in the following response :
Why do people strive for power ? An unfortunate person is often greedy for power . I remember a teacher who was terribly possessive . I was then in life knowing that she lived in a failed marriage . But she took ' revenge ' or replacement on school children - Each one is master of his poor , says a proverb . When one gets bullied by his superiors , and can not give, then allow it to go further than a child who is defenseless .
But if you realize that that kind of domination is a primitive form of revenge - then it may happen that the cape(?) is broken by one's lust for power and to settle down and find compensation in healthier activities. A happy person is suffering rarely of lust for power. The happy people are those still in the country that are not bred and haggle.
When one has become free from the lust for power which is actually revenge desire, then there remains a different kind of power - the power that lies in influence over the people - not in order to glorify himself but to help them understand themselves and develop their forces to own good. a fine power form - joyful and happy doing business. It is practiced by many teachers and other educators. And it often becomes retrospect of a life- wisdom , when the youth has fled the coop .
They often speak derisively about anyone: he or she wants to be felt everywhere. This means sometimes just a nervous maktbegar(?) in small - but it can also be a natural superiority, which annoys some people to resistance. When you are too much irritated when another ' asserts itself ' , one should examine himself, and examine if, it does not depend on the man himself prevented from appearing as one would like .
The art of intimacy with people is precisely the interaction between the live and let live and - consideration for others may not be swallowed up by one's own desires to penetrate up . This interaction has in our days been given a name, which says a lot and meant a lot : solidarity. Not only I but all of us !
utsträckning än vi själva veta. Det är en gåva som ligger latent hos många av oss.
JU MER MÄNNISKORNA FRIGÖRA SIG FRAN DET FÖRSTÖRANDE MAKT-IDEALET, DESTO MER NÄRMA VI OSS IDEALET
OLYCKLIGA MÄNNISKOR HAR JAG OFTA FUNNIT MAKTLYSTNA
Men om man insett att den sortens maktutövning är en primitiv form av hämnd - då kan det hända att udden brytes av ens maktlust och man slår sig till ro eller finner ersättning i nyttigare verksamhet. En lycklig människa lider sällan av maktbegär. De lyckliga människorna är de stilla i landet som inte ävlas och bråka.
his mother feel for her child 's well model for "power feel" as it should be, namely the desire to help and redeem .
It is the second kind of power feelings who these days puts cities deserted , and people from their homes. The two scandalous pictures are from the Spanish Civil War.
may relate to the world:
WHAT KIND OF POWER OVER
OTHERS DO YOU WANT?
Dr Poul Bjerre is currently on a visit to Germany invited by Philosophical Association to hold a lecture on the topic : Force and anxiety in relation to the internal freedom . To solve the problem of freedom on a whole basis is Dr. Bjerre’s heart 's desire. The mighty passion which animates him in this great endeavor was also used as a warm and vibrant current through the series of lectures he recently held on Swedish radio in which he sought to highlight the only road that leads away from violence and overcomes war.
Can violence be overcome? That is a question that interests us. For who wants to be a victim of violence ? And , who wants to admit that he is engaged in violence , whether he now has policies or just at home on the battlefield .
In his radio talk on these issues Doctor Bjerre talked on war as a psychological apparition . He does not share any of the usual views: one claims that a people's clout is its health, the urge to attack is the highest of virtues and that the military organization is the bearer of the people's highest traditions. Nor the second, according to which war is a relic from the past, and therefore as soon as possible should be culled since its old romance has estimated the decay and become mass- murdering’s big industry, the truly compelling pacifist means after all, if a people in harmony and sense of togetherness succeed in building a country for a good home for all citizens, it is a more glorious feat than any martial victory. Whatever attacks, intrusions on others' fields and power expansion units is the pacifist mindset distance and the military organization is worn under the only of its obligation to protect cultural heritage.
" Which of these two appre -
hensions man than are supporters of " states Dr. Bjerre, " so you are left with the question misgivings about whether war really can be overcome. In my opinion, the issue is primarily a psychological state long drive. "
Is it that aggressive operations can be compared with other modes of operation as master the essence of man , so is the idea of overcoming
individuals and Peoples mutual attacking each other.
But as far as I can find , there exists no such an aggressive operation. The doctrine of the same has sprung up by unilateral and superficial consideration of operational life and for the sake of a secondary resulting inhibition reaction .
And therefore there is the hope that war and violence can be eradicated from the earth!
But it must be done with the help of one of our being basic instincts - togetherness . Just as we can not live without air we breathe and the earth that when us we can neither live without harmony and belonging with our fellow man.
No man could stand out with loneliness and the lack of spiritual breath of life. If a man can live freely and to shape his life from their own terms if she words of understanding, shall take and give and to feel connected to people and things , it falls to her , never to molest others and seek to encroach on their territories . It is only when man is isolated from God and the people , as she stands up in hatred and aggression lust hoping to be able to fight it as prevents her. Love is lifelong and harmony is perfect, but turned down the love turns to hate.
It is with nations as with the individuals : Where there's wiggle room for the public and no pressure from above, preventing them to develop each according to their own nature and spread in USEFUL activities , which are learned and assimilerer valuable influences from and far, where nothing disturbs intercourse and agreement with other folks, there disappears aggression.
Clue, it is important to combat the primitive power of the ideal. It is not only statesmen and other influential persons of that : we find it prevalent around us. In one seek the will to power outlet on the social battlefield , at another in the voluntary sector or to sports . Is all publicity weighs blocked flows will to power out of family life . The marriage becomes a battle-ground for struggling wills . Ostensibly terms of the battle was the cabinet shall be
and what the kids will wear, but basically it is a question about who is the strongest.
If we were to make it clear to us that there are two kinds of power , violence, power and solving. Then I say : I own power over this person , it can mean : I can force her to do what she did not want, I can make her existence to nothing , she is totally in my power . But the channel also means I can help this man to do what she wants deep down clean not able of herself - she is perhaps impotent against circumstances or a single periodicity or need additional power from another person to be free. Power is in such conditions power to redeem . Before the peace of the world can become a reality, the individual human being Domma far that desire with her will be greater that the power of his soul to solve the slumbering potential of the other and see them perfected than that with the power of his sryrka destroy them.
Through collaboration of fortunate circumstances , we Swedes have in rare
degree been free from oppression and thereby from attack of lust reaction against oppression. So it is, too our duty to ourselves, our survivors and human beings to do what we
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can to such a precious heritage of freedom from aggression in the Swedish soul is not to be wasted. It is best done by seeking to realize the power of ideals to redemption and blessing , which basically lives within us all. - The day this happens for the entire West Landers vidkom -
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future becomes a power experience with which no existing power performance can be compared.
So far Dr. Bjerre . And here let us now other people in connection with his response to confess about their experiences.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I wanted to include this 75-year-old article, beginning today and continuing tomorrow, because the Pacific Lutheran University Campus is the site of the Holocaust Conference this week. The article is about two kinds of power.