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The Three Gifts of the East, the West, and Ancient Greece

Some epigrams may, if we don’t dismiss them as mere caricatures, reveal to us certain truths about the East and the West. So the American poet and deep ecologist Gary Snyder: “The mercy of the West has been social revolution. 460 more words

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Experience Junkies and Experience Machines

In my philosophy practice and in my daily life, I keep coming across what my wife Alexandra has aptly termed “experience junkies.” Some experience junkies want to have a steady flow of moderately pleasant experiences. 1,100 more words

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Irreversible Consequences

We’re all familiar, I presume, with the idea that our actions can lead to unintended consequences. Some of these unintended consequences become almost immediately recognizable, and in a small number of those cases the actions are reversible. 543 more words

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Reflections on Truth and Goodness After Listening to a Sam Harris/Jordan Peterson Podcast

It’s usually a good thing to be truthful and to speak the truth, but the truth is not the same as the good.  Most would agree, yet some believe that the good is numerically identical with the good.  374 more words

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Irresponsibility and Hang-ups

While it’s true that we have a responsibility not to carry our hang-ups into our interactions with other people, we often act irresponsibly by doing just the opposite. 470 more words

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Logistics and Other Questions

Frequently asked questions…

Do you offer distant sessions, or sessions outside of the Portland, Oregon area?

Yes, for those who are unable to make it to my office in Southwest Portland, I offer distant sessions by phone or Internet. 170 more words

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Choosing My Services

Frequently asked questions…

How do I know your services are right for me?

Spiritual teachers and healers are not “one size fits all.” Whether someone can help us depends on how we relate to each other and where we are at in our own lives. 316 more words

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