Tag Archives: introspection

See Yourself

I stumbled across the old, informal portrait last week while culling duplicate photographs and postcards from an archive box. The portrait was shot by my ex boyfriend during a short vacation to South Dakota. He was astonished that I had … Continue reading

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Self-Examination

“I’ve always had difficulty with self-examination.” I made that statement during a walk with my friend Jonathan. There always seemed to be some anguish along with very little self-congratulation involved. Yet introspection seems to have always been present in my … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

The insurance company’s policy renewal form requested that I reaffirm my identity. They required my first name, surname, and middle initial. The next line requested my home street address, city, state, Zip Code, and telephone numbers. In another box, I … Continue reading

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Managing Security

This year has been another doozy in so far as my personal life is concerned. Thankfully it wasn’t as severe as 2020, though. Yet, a romantic breakup this spring along with the deaths of a family member and two friends … Continue reading

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Understanding Oneself

It’s easy for us to superficially evaluate people we know very little about. We may have little or no understanding of what someone is saying or writing but we do not hesitate in appointing ourselves as her or his judges. If … Continue reading

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A Sense Of Self

While listening to one of Sam Harris’ meditation app episodes, my monkey mind drifted onto the subject “sense of self”. As I began reflecting on it, I imagined that such contemplation is a very introspective mental act. A sense of … Continue reading

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A Man Of The Times?

Yesterday was one of those typical personal Sundays when I spend an hour or so in introspection. Earlier, I had just enjoyed a few minutes of phone conversation with my young friend Jonathan. He asked for some advice regarding maintenance … Continue reading

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