No surprise that people are emotionally challenged by the staggering advances of modern technology, the economy’s abrupt U-turns, and the disruptions of old established ways. We’re future-shock fast-forwarding, hoping the zeitgeist can survive the frenzy. How are you, dear … [Read more...] about The Latest Pandemic: Feeling Overwhelmed
The Blindness of the Species
The surging mental-health distress among children and adults attests to the urgency of demystifying the human psyche. We blind ourselves—through a false self, naïve ego-ideal, and vainglorious self-image—to the inner dynamics in our psyche. We are not recognizing how we become … [Read more...] about The Blindness of the Species
Why Americans Are So Wretchedly Divided
Our emotional weak link, the inner conflict lurking covertly in our psyche, turns us against ourself and each other. We create enemies of fellow citizens to the degree that we’re inwardly conflicted. Whether liberal or conservative, the political and cultural viewpoints we … [Read more...] about Why Americans Are So Wretchedly Divided
Are You Passive to Your Mind?
Many of us identify with our mind. It can feel as if our conscious mind (the function that processes thought, memory, and imagination) is the center of our being, even our essential self. When we experience ourself this way, our consciousness is restricted and we’re at the mercy … [Read more...] about Are You Passive to Your Mind?
What Freud Knew That We Still Hate to See
The world’s mental-health dysfunction derives largely from psychological ignorance and self-deception. Why do you think so many 21st Century people are still hateful, violent, and murderous—or so depressed and despairing. Why are so many of us unwilling to protect our planet or … [Read more...] about What Freud Knew That We Still Hate to See