The Redemption of Point Eight Years ago, I submitted an article to the Enneagram Monthly on point eight. Recently, someone asked me about my enneagram fixation (point 8 ) and I thought it might be interesting to post this article on enneagram point eight on this blog. Shortly after the article appeared in the Enneagram [...]
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Meditation at Song of the Morning On Saturday, a friend and I drove over to the Song of the Morning spiritual retreat center near Vanderbilt, Michigan for a 3-hour meditation. The retreat center is located on the Pigeon River amidst 800 acres of beautiful woods. Song of the Morning was founded in 1971 by Oliver [...]
God Won’t Take 99 Cents I would love to kiss you. The price of kissing is your life. Now my loving is running toward my life shouting, What a bargain, let’s buy it. Rumi Last night while meditating, my understanding of this deepened. As [...]
Is it me or you that is bumming us out? The other day, I was at a Home & Garden Show in Petoskey, MI. I specifically wanted to talk to some plumbing contractors about water systems for the house. Northern Michigan has hard water, so I need to soften it up – just like me! [...]
Traveling in Time A Contented State of Mind My brother-in-law, Iver, often quotes me – “Things Change!” It seems they have when it comes to time travel for me. After 33 years working for a major airline, I retired with little interest in traveling. Now I find myself traveling back and forth between Michigan and [...]
Dialect Inquire Reveals Everything is LivING Last week, I was engaging in some open-ended dialectic inquiry with a friend when she looked at a table and said tabling? We were discussing how everything in existence has dynamism and she through the ING on table to express that dynamism of the table.
I Am a Man – What’s YOUR Problem Lady? Sunday night I was talking to a friend about her current relationship difficulties. Seems her current beau, let’s call him Jim, is very excited about her and is pushing for a more permanent relationship. Tuesday morning another friend called saying she needed some relationship advice. Don’t [...]
Self-Recrimination is an Endless Suffering Why do we continue to suffer under the tyranny of blame, when there is a road less traveled that will lead us to wonder and awe?
Bottomless Holes Cannot be Filled – the Deficiency is the Identity In Diamond Heart Book 1 – Elements of the Real in Man, A. H. Almaas elucidates his Theory of Holes. According to Almaas these psychological or spiritual “holes” are “disconnections” from Being which result in a sense of deficiency, lacking, emptiness, hollowness, inadequacy, etc.
Ego Mind & Here to There One of the underpinnings of ego mind is its orientation toward here and there. That mind is always thinking in terms of from here to there, past to future, renovation, change, growth – and this crazy idea that it can actually create, control, or choose the experience. “Which road [...]