Are We the Universe?

… The technology of our new century excites the possibility of probing ever more deeply into the mystery of existence. As cosmologists search for a theory to unify the energies underlying the material universe, neuroscientists peer into the patterns of energies...

What Do I Serve?

I need to ponder the question: What do I serve? No matter what we do or fail to do, we serve something. Our attention and energy can easily be taken by the things of ordinary life, and in that case, that is what we serve. We serve it through the payment of our...

The Place of Outside-Inside

… It is difficult to know where to begin this story since it may be tainted in the eyes of many, as it was for me for a long time because the experience was facilitated by marijuana. Nevertheless, this and related experiences, both prior to and afterward, raised for...

The Mystery of “Feeling”

… How Do I Know What I Feel? The music sounded “soulful”. I’m feeling “melancholy”. That is really “irritating” me. I feel “hopeful”. I really “wish”. I am “lonely”. I feel “grateful”. I am in “awe”. How do I know what I feel? How did a particular feeling get its...

The Call

The Workshop In my late 30’s, I attended a Jungian weekend retreat run by an Episcopal Priest. Two primary experiences occurred to me during this weekend. Either one alone would have changed my life, but they were both just precursors of the tidal wave that was to...

Desire

“All that desires seeks to make a connection with what it lacks, something that is not present at the moment…there is undoubtedly a striving, an urge to satisfy a need not immediately present; the fulfillment is not immediate, as is the case of reactions.” -J.G....