Relationships

Intimacy: How To Get Some

  Many years ago, trying to figure out a troubled marriage that would ultimately end in divorce, my wife and I consulted with a psychiatrist. After our first session, he…

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The National Anthem: Let’s Move Toward Larger Loyalties

One of the great attractions of tribalism is that you don’t actually have to think very much. All you need to know on any given subject is which side you’re…

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Why Is This Happening? Murder in Las Vegas and the State of Human Consciousness

Mass murder has once again demanded our attention as it does more and more often in the modern era. The murder and wounding of hundreds of innocent people in Las…

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How to Stop Saying, I’m Only Human

Al, sheepishly explaining his infidelity to his wife who has just discovered it, “I’m only human.” Later, explaining to police why she stuck him in the groin with a kitchen…

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The Trouble with Integrity

Lots of us are having trouble with our integrity. One of my friends, a trustworthy man who normally behaves with integrity, told me that he did some cheating recently. He…

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Dad, Show Us How to Change

Fathers can show their children how to learn and change by pursuing their own emergence. But my dad did not know that we are emergent beings in an emergent universe.…

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How to Avoid Letting Trumpdom or Any Other Challenge of the Moment Drive You Mad

“To fight the unconsciousness you become the unconscious.” -Eckhart Tolle The current political realities are a subject of conversation at nearly every social event that Mary and I attend.  The…

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The Life-Shrinking Price of Feeling Separate

A friend tells me that she awakens each day with a pain in her stomach because she is filled with anxiety about the Trump presidency. She is convinced that Trump…

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How Trump Is Teaching the World About the Game of Life and How Not to Play It

Millions have read Florence Shinn’s classic 1925 advice book, The Game of Life and How to Play It. She was a Christian, so she saw the world in terms of…

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The Troubles with Christmas

As our family Christmas gathering approaches, we might assess the troubles ahead, just in case we aren’t already completely conscious about what goes on at these events.   And most…

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