Where I’m Coming From
We’re entering a post-spiritual world. Organized religion is in disarray. New-age spirituality, positive thinking and the happiness movement are generally well-intentioned, but they’re just telling us what we want to hear and selling lots of books. Over my lifetime I’ve migrated from religion to Buddhism to atheism — and even that’s looking a little threadbare these days. I’m not alone in wondering, are we heading for a life with no belief systems at all? We need beliefs, of course, but do we need systems?
It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Although we occasionally reason out our beliefs, we inherit or adopt most of them instinctively. They — and we — are much less systematic than we care to admit. Reflective people know, and brain research confirms, that we mostly act first, think later, then use our intellect to rationalize what we’ve already done.
So what do we believe in? There is right and wrong. There are healthy and unhealthy mental states, social conditions and personal relationships. There are toxic people. We still have to work at life. The key is to stay on our toes, see each experience as unique and use intellect not to rationalize but to reflect. Also, to not turn away from death. All of this takes honesty, integrity and guts.
There’s nothing easy about thinking for yourself. This website is all about the obstacles to doing just that. It’s free for anyone to use. If you want to get specific, or to discuss your personal issues in an objective and confidential setting, I’m available on an hourly basis. Skype is a perfect platform for one-on-one conversations.
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