My Depression Story – Part 1

My Depression Story – Part 1

I once decided to try writing like Kurt Vonnegut. The experiment started and stopped with this piece. I learned something and moved on. One thing you ought to know about me is that I’m a junkie for meaning. I even keep a list of places where meaning might be found. […]

Ego, Virtue, Underworld

Ego, Virtue, Underworld

I have spent too much time in the underworld lately — the world of dreams and complexes; the wild borderland between the conscious and unconscious mind. I feel unsteady, having encountered too many strange and unfamiliar things, each one demolishing another load-bearing wall in my worldview. Driving in my car yesterday, […]

Interconscious Communication

Interconscious Communication

One of my greatest recent discoveries is that my mind is not a single thread of intelligence but a panoply of intelligences. And I am much smarter, and life works much better, when there is fluid communication between them. I can tell when communication in my psyche is good. For […]

Growth

Growth

Chances are that you, like me, were never taught much about human growth. Here’s a crash course to speed you on your way. Growth is a matter of needs Consider a seed. Inside the seed is a blueprint for a fully developed plant. The seed wants to take that blueprint […]

Dreams

Dreams

I used to think sleep was mostly an inconvenience that I should minimize. But now I think the opposite: sleep is incredibly productive. For one, sleep diverts energy to the unconscious which can do massively parallel, non-linear thinking that the conscious mind can’t do. For another, sleep recalls the conscious […]