What Geneen Roth Learned About the Past & Money Yesterday, on the flight from Detroit to San Francisco, I read Geneen Roth’s new book – Lost and Found – Unexpected Revelations About Food and Money. The book is an eye-opening exploration of how the past and our unconscious attitudes about money can wreak havoc in [...]
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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 [...]
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.