Scarecrows

Scarecrows serve an interesting purpose: they are incapable of doing any harm to intruders, but their power lies in creating the illusion that they can and will. So, the crows stay out of the cornfields, even though if they were to venture forth they would enjoy a...

Aliveness

I spend the day sitting with patients. These are people who come to see me because they are aware (sometimes vaguely, sometimes acutely) that something is missing in their lives. These are intelligent people, educated, creative, moral, but missing something. They...

Living and Dying

We are compelled by feelings that don’t have words when we encounter the experience of birth, and when we encounter the experience of death. Both experiences, if we are open to them, give us a sense of awe, that what is happening here is truly unexplainable and beyond...