Is It Normal to Hurt Others?

More than you can stand.

Do you think that you’re emotionally healthy? Do you have moments where you strike out at others verbally or physically? It’s amazing how we’ve all been hypnotized into believing that attacking others verbally is perfectly normal and healthy.

Some of us believe that we’re doing just fine, and those unpleasant […]

Who Are Your Enemies?

Do You Have Enemies? In the wake of 9/11, the conversations of our leaders, our media, as well as our own private conversations, have become filled with the idea of the enemy, and often the word itself.

Unfortunately the idea of the enemy is nothing new for us. It was 60 years between the attack […]

War, Part 3: At War with Others

Mirrors To me, the world is a magical place, full of wonder. It’s not a belief, exactly. It’s a feeling.

Certain objects seem more wondrous than others, and show up frequently in stories about magical worlds.

Take mirrors, for example. It’s strange to see yourself from the outside in. One of the reasons that it […]

War, Part 2: The Story of You and the Lies You Tell

The Meaning of Stories and Lies In Part 1, At War With Myself, we heard that a person pretends to be of one mind and one heart, while the truth is that each of us is full of contradictions. We’re full of warring personalities and beliefs.

Where did these contradictory, and often limiting beliefs come […]

War, Part 1: At War with Myself

The Battle Rages I’m at war, right now.

Not on some distant battlefield, halfway around the world. Here, in my heart.

I don’t always notice the battle. Sometimes I don’t even feel it.

Maybe I notice a brief inner struggle while reaching for a piece of cake. Part of me wants the pleasure, while another […]