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Two articles on the human condition

The Gift of Presence (and consider less giving of advice and more listening):
http://www.onbeing.org/blog/parker-palmer-the-gift-of-presence-the-perils-of-advice/8628

The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul’s healing resources, the only resources that can help the sufferer make it through.

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The constant challenge of self-doubt, according to Tom Hanks
http://www.npr.org/2016/04/26/475573489/tom-hanks-says-self-doubt-is-a-high-wire-act-that-we-all-walk

"No matter what we've done, there comes a point where you think, 'How did I get here? When are they going to discover that I am, in fact, a fraud and take everything away from me?'"
Tags: human_condition, treading_water
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