Inward conviction

Understanding something of who we really are and where we really are enables us to deal effectively and safely with threatening circumstances.

When our daughter was a preschooler, she loved to watch Flipper, a television adventure series about a dolphin. Once as the dolphin coped with danger in the open sea I heard her shout, "Look out, Flipper. He's going to get you." Then with a sudden change of tone she said calmly, "I'm not on Flipper."

I was amused but also very grateful for the inherent wisdom that enabled her to separate herself from the frightening scene before her eyes.

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August 21, 1995

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