27 March, 2015

On Birth, Death and Rebirth

By |2017-01-17T13:51:31-05:00March 27th, 2015|Grief and Loss, Self Awareness|1 Comment

I've been thinking about birth and death lately, as someone I know has been approaching death. It struck me the other day how these two big events, between which we live out our lives, have some meaningful opposites. If you think about the soul incarnating into a baby's body, I imagine it would feel terrified [...]

9 November, 2014

Whom or What Do We Serve?

By |2017-01-17T13:51:31-05:00November 9th, 2014|Myth and Meaning, Self Awareness|2 Comments

The image of this beautiful cow at the Cow's Ball in Bohinj, Slovenia has stayed with me since attending this wonderful local annual festival in Bohinj last September. It is an annual ritual in which the local people celebrate and honour the cows as they bring them down from the high mountain pastures to the [...]

21 June, 2014

Seven Habits of the Happy Introvert: Living in the World of Yin

By |2017-01-17T13:51:31-05:00June 21st, 2014|Myth and Meaning, Self Awareness|16 Comments

  Notice I didn’t say the “successful” introvert. Self-help books abound on how to be successful: The 10 Habits of a Successful Leader, Seven Ways to be an Effective Leader, The 8 Habits of the Self-Made Rich, How to be a Success and Achieve Abundance: 8 Steps to Achieve Your Goals, etc. Frankly,these titles just [...]

18 May, 2014

A Terrible Love of War: a book review

By |2017-01-17T13:51:31-05:00May 18th, 2014|Myth and Meaning, Relationships, Self Awareness|39 Comments

James Hillman’s extraordinary book, A Terrible Love of War, examines the phenomena of war in our world in an effort to understand its importance, its inevitability, its impact and its meaning. It is divided into four chapters: War is Normal, War is Inhuman, War is Sublime, and Religion is War. While the first chapter lays [...]