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SEPTEMBER 2018

"From fear to peace"

The anger behind the violence, no matter what scale it is perpetrated, is generated by the fear we have of the perpetrators of this same violence. The fear of violence is therefore capable of generating an equally destructive and murderous violence as the one it is trying to fight. It is then necessary to seek in the area of the fears if we want to succeed in defusing violence. Both : ours, even if we didn't put them in action; as those of the persons who have already perpetrated them; in order to stop feeding a perpetual vicious circle, terribly murderous. ... read the article

SEPTEMBER 2018

"True peace begins with observation and acceptance of our own violence"

Here is the summary of Pema Chödron's Book : "Practicing peace in times of war"
The idea of the book is that violence around us, is is only a reflection the violence that is in us. If we are able to observe, to manage this violence inside us, when refusing to run at once into escalation, we can manage to reduce our own violence, but also the general violence to a higher degree than that of a Cartesian equation (7 billions minus 1). And the violence that we are talking about is also minimal violence : frustration, tickling, reactions to the small provocations of life. It's even there that everythings starts. This summary is complementing the article "From opposition to non-violence".
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SEPTEMBER 2018

Argumentation and power relation

We all have, and in a unique way for everyone, our own perception of the world and of ourselves. In our relationships with our entourage (as individuals, associations or citizens), we will confront our perception with that of our partners. And there are two major trends in how to do it: looking for common ground or to be on the same page, or trying to be right (meaning : trying to prove the other is wrong). This is reflected in our ways of talking, in our arguments, in the negotiations, as well as in our means of action. The chosen attitude will influence our relationships, the people involved, and the choice of solutions during conflicts.
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JULY 2018

1) After almost 4 years of silence, here are two new articles.
A part of these texts is based on the same reasoning, which may appear as a repetition. However, it is still two distinct approaches, written at different times, each in a state of mind that corresponds to it.
These articles are somewhat complementary and follow the one on the management of thoughts and emotions.

a- Your thinking is not you

Taking a step aside by learning to observe our thoughts without identifying with them enables to create a much greater freedom of thinking, to make room for humility and also for caution about our own opinions, knowledges and beliefs. And this especially enables us to access new dimensions of ourself and to have a very different impact in our lives.
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b- Another look at dementia and at the preservation of youth

This text proposes an approach to dementia through knowledge of ourself and of our thoughts. We are the result of our automatisms. And the more time goes by, the more these will take power in our lives. Better understanding this mechanism of automatization of our mental functioning can help us to learn how to manage our mental differently, in order to avoid that this process overtake us too quickly. It's from the beginning of life that something has to be done.
And by better understanding these mechanisms we can learn to better understand and interact with older people and people with dementia. These latter, if they have lost their autonomy, their ability to reason and express themselves, have lost none of their knowledge, their personality and their experience. Considering things in this way enables to deal with them in a very different way and to restore respect, contact, trust and the emotional part of the relationship.
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JANUARY 2012

This website, existing in French since 2008, has been translated (partly) in English and Spanish and published in January 2012. The map of the site is visible on the left of this page.

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