Humans and Human Nature

Growing up with poison

What‘s it like growing up with an emotionally abusive parent? Imagine that every meal you eat is poisoned. Not enough to kill you, but enough to make you feel nauseated all the time. Every meal makes you sick, sometimes so sick you are afraid you‘re going to die. If you try to tell the person […]

Taking the big leap

We all have that friend. Let’s call her Joan. Joan always says she’ll do something, and then never does it. She says she’ll meet you for tea at a bookstore. You’re looking forward to it; you haven’t seen Joan in months. (And there’s a reason why you haven’t seen her. Just watch.) But when the […]

Are we maturing or just getting older?

Are we maturing or just getting older? You might be asking, “What’s the difference?” We’re just getting older if we just live life as it comes. Life lived that way tends to repeat itself. We make the same mistakes. We hurt the same people in the same ways. We think of ourselves in the same […]

Mindfulness and the idealization process in a nutshell

Why do people turn against other people they admired, or against groups they belong to? It’s the idealization process. Here’s how it goes. Individually, you admire certain qualities in another person and you want to actualize those qualities in yourself. But you are unconscious of the idealization you’ve made–that you’ve put that person on a pedestal and […]

Some agendas making the rounds

Here are some agendas being pushed in the media, movies, fiction. Whether you choose to go along with them or not is your right; I just encourage you to do it consciously and not be stampeded. Aliens are wonderful, advanced beings who are here to help us. Cyborgs/artificial intelligence is sexy and better than humans in […]