Men come for counselling because they want something to change. The challenge they face is that for something to change, something needs to die. Change and death are dance partners. What ends here?
We’re forged in fire. Wouldn’t it be nice if a La-Z-Boy could do what fire does?
A high-quality mistake is something we learn from, and which we do not repeat. Low-quality mistakes are enervations, unconscious and corrosive, often expressing a weak desire to repeat an experience.
We’re now in the midst of an evolutionary growth spurt. It is the right time to remind ourselves of how evolution works—three steps forward, two steps back. Two major developments have occurred with incredible speed. First, the planet, after a long period of requesting our attention, has commanded it. And second, we’re looking at one another differently now. This re-visioning is our most urgent necessity.
Pleasure confirms the status quo, swaddles our habits and histories, leaves us satiated and soporific. Pain hauls us from our slumbers, slaps us into consciousness, indelicately indicates that it’s time for a change.