The roots of all living things are tied together deep in the ground of being, they tangle and embrace. This understanding is expressed in the term nonduality. If we look deeply, we find that we do not have a separate self- identity, a self that does not include sun, and wind, earth and water, creatures and plants, and one another. We cannot exist without the the presence and support of the interconnecting circles of creation -- the geosphere, the biosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere and the sphere of our sun. All are related to us. We depend on each of these spheres for our very existence. … [click on title to read the rest]
the psyche: land of many maps
I delight in considering the human psyche and the human experience in general from as many different perspectives as possible. I find that lack of attachment or belief to the different systems is rather essential. I enjoy developing this skill as it has allowed me to speak with far many more individuals about their personal experience than would be possible otherwise. I think it would be lovely if this was a skill that was taught to most, if not all, mental health workers. It's really a required skill that allows for a deep respect that is all too often missing in the mental health care. It's an assumption that people actually know what they're talking about. And if we understand the context in which people understand themselves and their lives, it would become apparent. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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