Ever since I was a kid, I obsessed over the basic questions of how we should treat ourselves and each other–how should we live? Twenty-five years ago, I began my lifelong study of humanistic psychology and its therapeutic techniques. Twenty years ago saw the beginning of my dedicated practice of Zen meditation and my study of other spiritual traditions. Through all this, I maintained a passionate interest in what it means to have a just and thriving society and how to create that.
All of that comes together for me in the simple beliefs that people thrive when they: 1. Feel physically secure and safe to be who they really are; 2. Live amongst people and community they love and are loved by; 3. Can grow towards understanding their place in this universe and towards a comfort with the pattern of existence; 4. Have regular experiences of awe, absorption and play; and 5. Feel effective in using their prized skills and talents in the service of a greater good.
Thus, many of my published articles and blog posts tend to be on these subjects:
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I’ve been thinking about how so many of us find it hard to be in the presence of our feelings. We believe that we should work to make them go away when we have them. Like they are demons to be exorcised. And sometimes, because we find our own feelings uncomfortable we find the feelings […]