Living in the Age of Unreason

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.

Much love,

Bill Kerley

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