Author Archives: Stanley S. Smith

About Stanley S. Smith

Psychodramatist,teacher, trainer, and life coach specializing in situational change. My professional biography is available at psychodramacertification.org

Are you married to an Idea?

So many things (shorthand, common use, in this case meaning ideas) to think about…and perhaps it makes sense to start with our relationship to ideas and to things. We live in and among many paradoxes…and recognize only a few of … Continue reading

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Marry the Idea

Marry the Idea And live with and Through it Till Death do you part Perhaps, in certain unexplainable ways, our ideas are like mental toys that keep us from feeling lonely. After that initial meeting and getting to know you … Continue reading

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We look for truth, and how to live by it

In my first or second year in college, I put two little would be poems on paper, that as I think about them now, have a certain kind of compass like relationship to each other, and to the process that … Continue reading

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Ownership is a Delusion

Many, many years ago, when I was an adolescent, my father gave me the ring he received when he completed the 8th grade. He went no further; economics on a family level made going to work what he needed to … Continue reading

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Falling in Love

“Falling in love” is an interesting phrase. It speaks clearly to losing our balance, to becoming weak kneed, tripping and stumbling into another state of being. One moment we understand ourselves as independent operators with goals, and skills to reach … Continue reading

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Belief Systems

Some years ago I read about a Supreme Court justice responding with disbelief to a report about Nazi concentration camps. When challenged by a colleague who said, “are you suggesting that the man is lying?”, the Justice replied, “No, I … Continue reading

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We Are What We Believe

My e-mail signature line says: we are verbs, dressed as nouns. And within that sense of myself, and everyone else as more flow than fixed, I return often to my story line discovery. We are protagonists in the drama/comedy of … Continue reading

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