Relationships

20 Nov

A Flying Snake Builds Confidence!

How do you build confidence in a teenager to help them stop comparing themselves to others, get over possessiveness, and find themselves? Here is the solution that presented itself for this seventeen year old young man: become a ten meter long flying green snake! ...

14 Nov

Dealing With Abuse in Love Relationships

Why do people keep making the same bad choices in relationships? Maybe they are attracted to abusers again and again. Maybe they keep going back into the same abusive situation. Why? ...

07 Nov

Dealing With Jealousy, Possessiveness, and Fear of Abandonment

“Paul cannot stop himself from thinking about the guys that his girlfriend was with before they met; although they are no longer in her life, the thought of them makes Paul afraid his girlfriend will abandon him for someone else. He cannot stop himself from comparing his attractiveness to that of other guys; when he does he comes up short…” ...

09 Aug

Interviewing Jesus

How’s your relationship with Jesus? As an avatar of love, you can do a lot worse than get on a first-name basis with a perspective that not only personifies oneness with God, unconditional love, and selfless service, but also resurrection and eternal life. Maybe by doing so you’ll get in touch with a source of light and life that transcends and includes who you are and that can guide you along the path of your life. ...

22 Apr

What could an octopus know about trust??

      Twice a month we hold Integral Deep Listening Salons in Berlin.  There is generally lively discussion of a pre-chosen topic followed by snacks and then a group interview. I wrote this summary to a student, Chrystal, who is an excellent sculptor: “A recent topic was about the type of person that you run into again and again in your life that is most difficult to deal with. It was a fun discussion, followed by a lot of sharing about...

13 Jul

Interviewing a Ming Vase

Know that a lot of things in your life are just for show; they aren’t so important. At the end of the day reduce, be small, see the circus that is surrounding your public life. You are more beautiful when you are small than the circus around your big, public life. ...

09 May

If I Only Had a Heart!

Do you ever feel that your thoughts keep your feelings in a cage? Are you ever afraid that if you let your feelings show that you’ll only get hurt? If you do, join the club. So do most people. But what to do about it? Follow one beautiful young lady’s adventure in listening to her heart to learn to trust it and let it come alive in her life… ...