I am very fortunate: Every day my work allows me to, in fact demands that I wrestle with the most important questions of all, questions of Being. No matter how seemingly commonplace the issues I help people with appear on the surface – how to get up the courage to ask for a promotion, how to say “no” to a nagging colleague, how to be both giving and honored in relationships, how to overcome anxiety at parties or in crowded spaces – they are all really expressions of the essential questions of life. These are the questions of self and other, relation and distance, meaning and faith, being and nothingness, life and death, body, mind, soul, and spirit. I’m doubly fortunate that the people I get to work with (can hardly call them “patients” or “clients”) see the existential depths of even the most prosaic concerns and are capable of tackling them at the deepest levels. For a while now, I have thought of adding to my website a forum for the expression of their perceptions, observations, thoughts, and questions. So here we are, starting out. It is my hope, and I know they share it, that these pieces will be illuminating and helpful to all those who read them.
It is said that Life is the best teacher; below is the work of very gifted students.