Monthly Archives: October 2010

The ease of cynicism

Generally speaking, we in the West have it so easy these days. Yet people complain a lot, become bitter and cynical. It is easy to become cynical when we forget how good things really are. This is an age where people are safer, healthier, happier and more educated than we have ever been before. We...
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The pain body surfaces

  Here is a selection of Bible verse, for Christians lay and active, committed and confused, and for the rest of us who are neither here nor there. This, regardless, is for times of tremendous calamity, when the pain body surfaces and all other lights go dim - (Isaiah 5:24). It is powerful and truthful, comforting...
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The Wise Wildman

Men are losing sense of themselves at an alarming rate. In many ways we have lost our innate power and we live in fear. We don't know what a man is supposed to be or do or know. Gender and sexual identity confusion is endemic. Most of us have heard of 'identity crisis', and this...
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Despair: the ultimate luxury

Who would have thought that a psychologist working with human suffering every day, would call despair a 'luxury'. And yet I do. Giving into despair is all about taking the path of least resistance; not having to try any more. What is easiest is to despair, and die, to 'give up'. It requires an absence...
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