Category Archives for Written by George W. Kaufman

Blessing December 2017

Are you attracted to solitary endeavors, or do you yearn for connection  to a common design?   Are you drawn to the power that comes with wealth and age,  or are you attracted to the wisdom that harnesses such power?  Are you in pain from losses that tear at the tissues of your heart, or can you generate hope to […]

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Listening Well

Many years ago, a colleague and I taught a program at the Omega Institute on the subject of quality listening. Even though we were aware that such listening cannot be accomplished solely from an intellectual perspective, we emphasized features involved in deep listening from a left-brain perspective over those attributed to teaching from a right-brain […]

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Accidental Spirituality – On My Mind

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, was quite the day in Eugene, at least according to our daily paper, the Register Guard. The newspaper provided information on five stories that made up page one of the City Region section of the paper. One of those stories dealt with an intergenerational mural being created at Springfield High School […]

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Reflections on Aging

Where is the instruction kit on aging? We have books that provide written advice on child rearing, child bearing, child transitioning. We are drowning in publications giving advice on parenting, telling us how to avoid making mistakes as a parent, and offering programs to correct mistakes we should have avoided but didn’t. There are an […]

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Off Balance – Reflections on Balance

Off Balance It doesn’t take much to tip us off balance. A word here or there can easily upset our equilibrium and feed our appetite that wants to brood over real or perceived sleights. Our imagination makes up conversations, justifies our actions, extracts apologies, and stockpiles hurts that we absorb but do not confront. Over time […]

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Random Acts – Riddles

Questions – What is 4,000 years old, but fresh as a daisy? What crosses all cultures but never moves? Answer – A riddle. Riddles have an august history, with the earliest known riddle dating back some 4,000 years.  In that riddle, the question is asked, “A person enters a house blind but exits seeing. What is it? […]

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Reflections On Cremation

There is a place in our every day lives that we reserve for a category called “You can’t make this stuff up”. They don’t come before us too often – but when they do it’s usually a doozy. Here’s a recent one that’s simply too delicious not to share. The other day my wife received in […]

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