“If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.”
- H.H. Dalai Lama
Metta meditation is a foundational practice in some Buddhist traditions. The word Metta is referenced in several different Suttas or discourses; it is often associated with the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. Metta is considered one of the Four Immeasurables or Brahma Viharas which include: Loving-kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity. It is said to help facilitate awakening, open-heartedness …
When I ordered “The Meaning of Addiction” I was psyched. As an existentialist and someone who has worked in addiction for 20 years, I couldn’t wait to read this book. I first became familiar with Stanton Peele on Psychology Today, where we both write. I saw his picture and a blurb about his most recent post at the top of the page. After reading his article, I checked out his books and ordered this one. While waiting for it I grabbed a book I had read over a decade ago called “Addiction and Responsibility.” Low and behold the section I began reading was referencing Stanton Peele.
Read the Earth Day post here.
You should check out this blog post here. And you could just subscribe to her blog, so you get everything instead of only my choices….
A client discussed that I haven’t been posting much on my website. I could make excuses, but I won’t. Instead, I’m going to post interesting links and articles I come across relating to psychology and philosophy, as well as my own articles and occasional blogs.
This is a blog by a friend who writes about spiritual and eastern philosophy. Read it here.
I also found this viral video amusing, and philosophical. It is called Henri 2: Paw de Deux. You can watch it here.
Read my post about the psychological benefits and drawbacks of Facebook here.