Definition of Terms

photo by kate ter haar (creative commons)

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said… “It means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”

— Through the Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll (1832-1898).


Such a great quote. Apply it to a word like “mindfulness” or if you’re feeling a little daring “enlightenment”.  Stir and let sit over night. What do you come up with? Did you crack?


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Clinical Psychologist practicing in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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