Students and Teachers: The Roles We Play

by Leatrice Evanne Asher (This is a condensed version of the original article published in The Word Magazine) Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth ―Albert Einstein Spiritual vanity is one of the more elusive forms of self-deception—elusive, because when we adjudge something to be “good” or praiseworthy it is more difficult … Continue reading Students and Teachers: The Roles We Play

Parents and Pain

by Leatrice Evanne Asher However reasonable and rational we may be in most areas of our lives, we often have unreasonable expectations of our parents. We can accept imperfections in ourselves and in our friends that we cannot seem to accept in our own parents. How many of us find ourselves doing things we wouldn’t … Continue reading Parents and Pain

Death and Dying

by Leatrice Evanne Asher The way we handle pain is a good indication of how we are likely to handle our own dying—both the anticipation of it and the process itself. Like pain, death becomes troublesome only if we are not present in the reality of it. Death is something we can, even should, be … Continue reading Death and Dying

Pain―Bane of Our Life or Catalyst for Transformation? – Part II

by Leatrice Evanne Asher “Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.” ―Jose Ortega Gasset Balance is a fundamental principle in the universe. We know that imbalances in nature (which primarily arise through human thinking) can create dramatic effects such as drought, severe storms, global climate change, earthquakes, and fire. … Continue reading Pain―Bane of Our Life or Catalyst for Transformation? – Part II