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Seeing through materialism

Seeing through materialism

Materialism is the belief that everything in reality, including consciousness, results from material interactions. This is closely related to physicalism, the view that all that exists is fundamentally physical. In the materialistic view, the mind is nothing more than...

Not-knowing our way through the meaning crisis

Not-knowing our way through the meaning crisis

In the last few years, I have been exploring what some call the meaning crisis. There are many ways to conceive of this crisis but at its core is the collapse of our ability to make sense of our lives. In a way, this crisis is a natural by-product of our imbalanced...

Everyday Narcissism: Resolving the Issue of Identity

Everyday Narcissism: Resolving the Issue of Identity

The term narcissism originally emerged from a first-century story about a young man named Narcissus who falls in love with his own reflection. In 1898, Havelock Ellis was the first psychologist to use narcissism to describe the condition of one of his patients. Over...

Top Insights of 2021

Top Insights of 2021

“Top Insights” is a weekly newsletter that helps you discover deeper levels of truth, meaning, and wholeness.  You can subscribe to it below.    In this article, I want to share my 10 favorite “Top Insights” of 2021 in no particular...

2021 Reflection: A Year of Intention, Surrender, and Insight.

2021 Reflection: A Year of Intention, Surrender, and Insight.

As the fire of this year fizzles out, I am called to reflect on it. Once again, I am reminded about the unpredictable and indeterminate nature of life. We can have an intricate vision, we can plan and organize but ultimately life unfolds in a way that is beyond our...