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Human Becoming

Human Becoming

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10/17/2011

 
HUMAN BECOMING
PRACTICAL STEPS TOSELF-RESPECT ANDCOMPASSIONATE RELATIONSHIPSDavid Richo, PhD
2002
 
We are put on earth a little spaceThat we may learn to bear the beams of love.
–William Blake
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS.......................................................................................................3INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................1WHO WE REALLY ARE......................................................................................................2OUR PERSONAL PURPOSE AND CALLING...................................................................4IN THE HOUSE OF THE HEALTHY PSYCHE................................................................7DIALOGUING WITH THE INNER CRITIC.....................................................................9BUILDING SELF-RESPECT.................................................................................................11THE GIVENS OF LIFE: THE THINGS WE CANNOT CHANGE.................................15THE F.A.C.E. OF EGO........................................................................................................18Befriending OUR Shadow......................................................................................21HOW TO S.E.E...................................................................................................................23THE CRADLING TECHNIQUE........................................................................................25FREEDOM FROM FEARS: AN INVENTORY AND AFFIRMATIONS.......................27WORKING WITH ABANDONMENT AND ENGULFMENT FEARS........................35HANDLING OUR LONELINESS....................................................................................40Standing Alone At The Edge Of The Void....................................................43A CHECKLIST ON BOUNDARIES IN RELATIONSHIP..............................................47Conflict vs. Drama..................................................................................................50ANGER OR ABUSE?..........................................................................................................52NO MORE PUNISHING OR PLACATING....................................................................55RELEASING GUILT AND FORGIVENESS......................................................................57WHEN OUR FEELINGS ARE HURT...............................................................................59LOVE AND CONTROL.....................................................................................................61PAUSING TO FIND OUR SPACE....................................................................................63MINDFULNESS.................................................................................................................66LOVE AS A PRACTICE......................................................................................................69LOVINGKINDNESS ...........................................................................................................71EGOLESS LOVE...................................................................................................................74FATE OR DESTINY?..........................................................................................................76WHOLENESS WITHIN.....................................................................................................77UNCONDITIONAL LOVE...............................................................................................78CONCLUSION: WHAT MAKES US HUMAN..............................................................82ABOUT THE AUTHOR................................................................................................... 84

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