Consciousness

Classical Literature, the Gods, and Metaphysical Desire

In December I finished teaching a course on classical myth and literature for undergraduates. We read a variety of texts and from a variety of time periods. Among the works we studied were The...

on nachman’s narrow bridges

there is not a thing we can know about god, but we can still talk to her. how do we talk to god? by the embrace of all beings. rebbe nachman of bratzlav famously said:...

Taking the First Step

Taking the First Step We have completed the end of an era and we are beginning on a new road of light and awakening. We all have a part to play in bringing a greater...

Is Your Energy Running Or Are You Running Energy?

Week after week clients talk about pace, transitions and time.  The pace discussion sounds like this: “…”  Got that?  Yeah.  It went by too fast for you to quite get it.  Want me to...

Getting Detached from Our Unhealthy Attachments

An old ethnic joke tells the story of the grandmother who is walking on the beach with her young grandson. Suddenly, she looks around and sees the boy a hundred feet out at sea,...

Underneath the Tarot Moon

I have a monthly tarot card date with my friend Tania.  Tania taught me how to read the cards about twenty years ago.  She got married thirteen years ago and moved to California and...

See Deep Wants by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what’re the deepest wants of all? The Practice:  See deep wants. Why? I did my Ph.D. dissertation by videotaping 20 mother-toddler pairs and analyzing what happened when the mom offered an alternative to...
Peace is all thee is

HaTikvah – by Aviva Derenowski

The Israeli national hymn is called “Hatikvah” which translates as “The Hope.” It expresses the hope of the Jewish people to settle in Israel, and make it their home, after an exile of two...

Backyard Birds

I've spent a good bit of time traveling in the last few months. I had speaking engagements around the U.S. as well as in Denmark, Norway and Lithuania in February and March. If not...

Look Deeply

We have an essential desire to look deeply within, in an attempt to know ourselves. Once we start down that path we soon understand the need to connect that part of us that was...