Integral Deep Listening

29 Jun

Empathy and Compassion: An Important Distinction

This is why IDL makes a clear distinction between compassion and empathy. It is not a conceptual abstraction, but an evolution in thinking generated by innumerable interviews over many years. ...

05 May

Sailing and Meditation

Integral Deep Listening takes all these factors into account in its approach to meditation, which it views as an essential skill for finding and following your inner compass. ...

04 Apr

Are You In Touch With Your Life Compass?

Your inner compass is clear, like the air within the eye of a hurricane, yet it is extraordinarily solid, durable, and stable. It is harmonious, like the light from a prism, or the proportions of the fibonacci curve that appear naturally everywhere in nature, and yet, upon close examination, it is a chaos of minor, individual imperfections. ...

25 Mar

How You Keep Yourself Stuck in Drama and How to Get Out

Integral Deep Listening views moving out of addiction to drama in relationships, thinking, and dreaming, as critical to becoming lucid, awake, and enlightened, whether while dreaming or in any other state. ...

14 Mar

The Psychology of C.G. Jung and Dream Yoga

From fixations, his “four functions,” and dreams, to archetypes and the collective unconscious, Carl Gustav Jung, MD., has had a profound and lasting impact on how we view the mind and human development. How does his thought relate to Dream Yogas and Integral Deep Listening, in particular? ...

11 Mar

The Cult of Positivity

Could there be a “cult of positivity?” Is there an oppressive culture of mandatory optimism? Could positive thinking be a groupthink, mass-mind massive delusion, called a perceptual cognitive distortion? ...

27 Jan

Tibetan Dream Yoga

The following is a chapter from the book Dream Yogas. It compares one type of dream yoga, Integral Deep Listening, with several traditional approaches, including shamanism, Chinese traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism, and several other contemporary paths to awakening, including lucid dreaming, Ken Wilber’s Integral AQAL, and various psychotherapeutic approaches. ...

04 May

Ending Nightmares For Good: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is complicated and difficult to treat because it is so pervasive. If you can imagine having a repeated, gripping, horrifying nightmare that intrudes into your waking life you can start to get a sense of what these people are up against. ...