MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

“It is not what you look at that matters. It is what you see.” Thoreau As I observe the events of the day, I’m reminded of the old parable describing several blind men from India who encounter an elephant. So the story goes, each man experienced a...

A TRIAD OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business.  He should live each day as if it were a pre-flight check.  He should ask each morning, “Am I prepared to lift off?” Frolov Prudence demands, irrespective of our age and stage in life, that we engage in some...

WHAT IS SYZYGY?

“It is more rewarding to resolve a conflict than to dissolve a relationship.”  – Josh McDowell In the process of teaching our graduate course in counseling theory, I re-encountered a term from Carl Gustav Jung.  The word is “sygyzy,” and it has applications to...

Holiday Depression: the Snowman’s Take on It

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” Queen Elizabeth II Over the years, we have commented upon the ironic response to the “happiest time of the year.” We have reflected upon the painful reminiscing over departed loved ones and the loneliness that often accompanies...

CRUISING ON THE CONTINUUM

Once your awareness becomes a flame, it burns up the whole slavery that the mind has created. ~Osho?? On a recent trip, my wife and I met a very engaging couple. In the course of our conversations, the husband identified himself as having a tendency toward...