Dear Folks -
Last week I spoke of how our hidden wounds from early life
determine so much of our unconscious behavior. This week I talk about
how if our attempt to experience the Sacred is frustrated we become
addicts. Though Carl Jung believed that substance addiction was a
frustrated attempt to experience the Sacred, I am contending that our
biggest addiction problem is not substances. Rather, we are addicted
to our thoughts and opinions. We relate to them as if they were
facts. I also talk about how in spiritual work there is "no free
lunch" and how important it is to know that God is not "out there."
This talk ends with a favorite story of mine about the student of
aikido encountering a violent drunk on a train in Tokyo.