Transformation

INCEPTION: A Movie Using Illusion to Dispel Illusion

"I am here to remind you this is a dream." When Leonardo DiCaprio spoke this line of dialogue near the end of the movie, Inception, I knew this was more than another shoot 'em up...

Raised From Another Death

One dies to the lesser self, and in this scary ride, opens the eyes in a tomb with the knowledge he or she is to walk out into the garden, and speak to Magdelene. Within...

Deep Questioning

How do you feel when you don't know the answer to a question? You might be thinking, well that depends on the question. Yet, many people feel anxious when they don't have answers. As children...

Reflections on “Life in Break-down Mode”

A post from a Facebook Friend caught my attention this afternoon: All break-downs lead to breakthroughs. No matter how rocky the terrain or how stormy the seas, it is an opportunity to become a master...

The Hanged Woman

We must never relinquish the vision of a humane society and a humane world. Kjell Magne Bondevik When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness. Nicole Kidman Hanged Woman by Heather Blakey A...

Fighting the Flow

Usually we're fighting the flow, trying to swim upstream, wanting something we can't have, having something we don't want, always struggling. It's this kind of desiring and seeking that keeps us from really being...

The Right Tool

It is my pleasure to write to you about a psycho-spiritual problem that I have noticed within myself, my clients , my students, and maybe if I knew you…well perhaps you’d be an exception....

Zamboni

Several years ago, my boss's mom suggested I take Steven Covey's self-help course - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Why she didn't think her son wouldn't benefit from it as well, I...

Birthday, April 14, 2010

An image has come unbidden into my consciousness this week, and I've finally figured out why. I keep seeing Gale's steel-blue eyes smiling at me from above a pristine white surgical mask. He is...

Worry

My therapist asked me recently when the last time was I felt good in my body. I told her about being a slightly overweight, awkward 13-year-old, in a new neighborhood, worried that I wouldn't...