All Conflict is Rooted in the Self

In order to understand conflict we need to understand ourselves.  We need to understand who we are at the deepest core of our being and how conflict arises within us.  We need to understand the whole mechanism behind it, beginning with the concept of the Self. (a continuation of "Why is There so Much Conflict … Continue reading All Conflict is Rooted in the Self

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Why Is There So Much Conflict in the World?

Human civilization has existed for some 10,000 years and in all that time we have been killing one another, raping, stealing, exploiting one another, and destroying the natural ecosystem which supports our very existence.  No other species behaves so recklessly.  No other species is so systematically self-destructive. Religions have not solved the problem.  Governments have … Continue reading Why Is There So Much Conflict in the World?

A Spiritual Perspective on Gender Nonconformity

Gender nonconformity, or gender variance, is an umbrella term which covers a wide variety of behaviors that deviate from social or biological norms concerning one’s birth gender.  The most familiar (and controversial) of these is homosexuality, which is defined as romantic and/or sexual attraction, or sexual interaction between members of the same biological gender.  And … Continue reading A Spiritual Perspective on Gender Nonconformity

Restoring Balance Between the Masculine and Feminine

It would seem, in most cultures, that we derive much of our personal identity from our biological sex.  And in such cultures there are strong divisions between men and women regarding societal roles and behavior.  These gender roles are conditioned in us from such an early age that we grow to assume that they are natural.  … Continue reading Restoring Balance Between the Masculine and Feminine