What must it be like to be you, I wonder? Different life. Different body, different gender. Another language, another lifestyle, different foods. A whole different set of unresolved personal problems. We’re so different, you and I. But it’s exactly in imagining the difference where we find the not so different. Stepping outside of ourselves and into the shoes of the other allows us to find ourselves in the process of discovering the other. Self-discovery is a game of hide-and-seek. I find myself hidden in you.
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- Christianity is a trauma reaction. It re-enacts the trauma of suffering through punishments of wrath and sin. Compassionate awareness is the key to healing this traumatized way of approaching life
- The Protestant work ethic is the mental illness of our time. Willpower is a function of having access to yourself. Real hard work is not really hard.
- Crimes of Emotion: Emotional Repression and Toxicity in Christian Fundamentalism
- My Relational Meditation
- My Psychiatric Drug Addiction
- Worry is our heart’s way of getting our attention
- Is perfection spiritual? Or is it a materialistic distraction that keeps us forever unsatisfied with what is
- Many leave religion simply because they are women
- The notion of sin is psychologically naïve. Psychologists help people heal by showing them they are not sinful
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