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The Good News About Human Psychology According to Anthony de Mello, S.J.

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   But don't fight if you don't know how to handle it.

   To fight, you must overcome your fear of conflict.

Retreats by S. N. Goenka: 12-14 hours per day in meditation.

   Buddhist Meditation Center, Barre, Mass.

Vipassana (ss sounded as "sh"): body awareness.

July 22, 1980

Basic emotions: fear, grief, anger, love, and joy.

Other emotions (e.g., self-pity, guilt, discouragement) are induced through "talk" with self and are spurious.

Resentment is an emotion of the weak.

If you think yourself out of certain emotions, nature will take its revenge, for the emotion will remain frozen within.

The man who has his emotions available to him is able to live more fully.

The man who has his anger available to him is able to be warm.

To be human is to be able to experience all the basic emotions.

The human person is vulnerable to these clean basic emotions.

You cannot grow if you are not free.

Challenge is needed to grow.

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Thomas James Farrell is professor emeritus of writing studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He started teaching at UMD in Fall 1987, and he retired from UMD at the end of May 2009. He was born in 1944. He holds three degrees from Saint Louis University (SLU): B.A. in English, 1966; M.A.(T) in English 1968; Ph.D.in higher education, 1974. On May 16, 1969, the editors of the SLU student newspaper named him Man of the Year, an honor customarily conferred on an administrator or a faculty member, not on a graduate student -- nor on a woman up to that time. He is the proud author of the book (more...)
 
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