Category Archives: Psychology

Leading with the body

Like many people, I grew up with the idea that the mind is the source of intelligence and the body is at best a loyal servant. This was expressed in ideas like “Mind over Matter”, and “The spirit is strong, … Continue reading

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Trauma is Spiritual Rocket Fuel

The image above is a collision trace used in particle physics. Scientists accelerate subatomic particles to great speeds and smash them together. When the particles collide, they dissociate into components and physicists use that information to get a better understanding … Continue reading

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nineteen things I wish I had known early in life

One day when I was very young, a warm and benevolent voice said these things to me: Wisdom is distilled pain. Everybody experiences loss, betrayal, and trauma. You can turn away from pain through denial or blame, but both keep … Continue reading

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What is a conscious relationship?

A dear friend asked that question on facebook a few days ago. She created a private group and invited 80 or so people just to talk about this question. I was reluctant to respond, not because I had nothing to … Continue reading

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The Language of All Creatures

People may not remember what you said, but they will remember how you said it. What you said was written in human language, while how you said it was written in the language of all creatures. Part of the reason … Continue reading

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We find that which we seek

The law of attraction seems to state that if you think the right thoughts, you will get the right results in your life. This seems the ultimate in hubris and would tend to make someone a control freak. Life is … Continue reading

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Wild Things

We come out of the womb as Wild Things, with a diverse set of untamed energies, some of which are contradictory, and all of which are part of our life force. Through the socialization process, these energies get tamed, inhibited, … Continue reading

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