My readers know how ardently I put the focus on inner passivity. It is, I contend, the primary mischief-maker of the psyche, the largely unconscious part of us that keeps us from being at our best. Inner passivity, a primary component of inner conflict, is the straw house … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Learned Helplessness and Inner Passivity
After four years of writing, I’m close to completing my latest book. This month’s post is an excerpt from it. The book, still untitled, shows how inner conflict is a primary influence affecting social, political, and economic dysfunction. In general, people have not understood or … [Read more...] about The Sad Sordidness of Inner Conflict
This month I’m publishing the Introduction to my book, Psyched Up: The Deep Knowledge that Liberates the Self. It’s the first of my two books of collected blog posts. I arranged the order of the posts to make the content flow and the ideas more coherent. There’s some … [Read more...] about The Deep Knowledge that Liberates the Self
You would think one ego would be enough, especially if it’s notably vain, petty, grasping, and needy. But we appear to have four egos. Or, more likely, four dimensions of one big ego. Either way, becoming more conscious of these dimensions can help us to overcome the … [Read more...] about The Four Dimensions of Our Ego
When it comes to romance and friendship, many people fear rejection, even when they’re just conjuring it up in their imagination. If we’re frequently anxious about being accepted or loved, we may be emotionally attached to rejection. With this attachment, people operate on … [Read more...] about Are You Overly Sensitive to Rejection?