Essays

The Interconnection of Self and Other

The Interconnection of Self and Other

Why is self-inquiry essential to those who practice therapy and/or facilitation? It is clear to me that in order to be a truly skillful therapist and/or facilitator, one must have self-knowledge and Self-knowledge – one must have a deep understanding of one’s own conditioning, as well as an experiential grounding in That which is beyond conditioning. I see this as essential because anyone working with another (individual or group), especially in the most sensitive areas that are often addressed in therapy and group facilitations, will inevitably and inextricably be working with themselves at the same time. When one has sufficient awareness of the aspects and conditionings within oneself, it is possible to be present and compassionate with the conditionings of another. When one has awareness of Awareness Itself, it is possible to be spacious enough to allow the natural wisdom that permeates each moment to be revealed and guide the unfolding process with greater intelligence and love than any individual viewpoint could possibly contrive.

A Message from the Whales

A Message from the Whales

We speak from the depths of the world. Our hearts are big and strong, our brains are large and intelligent. We know the currents and rhythms of the water. We love the stars above and the shifting moon. The air above is as precious to us as the water below...

An Integral Tree of Values

An Integral Tree of Values

A tree stands as a bridge between Earth and sky. It absorbs its environment and becomes one with it. Roots explore the depths in the darkness while branches lift leaves high into the heavens to...