Monthly Archives: July 2011

On Hope

“Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” So writes Andy Dufresne to his friend Red near the conclusion of that wonderful spiritual film The Shawshank Redemption. I realized some time ago … Continue reading

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On Religion

  If the spiritual journey does not depend upon formal religion, then what if any value does it serve if you belong to a religion? Clearly religion has been invoked in many ways to do evil. Whether torturing those who question … Continue reading

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The Need for a Bridge

I’ve always viewed my clients as teachers. And so it was an early client who pointed me toward the need for a bridge between spirituality and psychology. In those days, we therapists were usually told to refer someone with a … Continue reading

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On spirituality

For much of my adult life, I have looked for a bridge between psychology and spirituality. Jesuit teachers had encouraged me to think and so, when I began study at Indiana University (a “secular” school!), I began a journey that … Continue reading

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