“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking
we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein
This section is devoted to writings and videos reflecting my perspective on the work of helping others in general.
The sections feature videos and articles. I hold a broad perspective on what it means being human and all that comes together to make that happen. So this library will reflect that broad perspective. Just to give an idea what is held within that broad perspective, my work with others takes into consideration the greater circle of influences in our life and development, such as our family history, our cultural background, our community, our religious and/or spiritual commitments, our socio-economic status, etc.
This then goes on to look at how all of this has contributed to our development and growth throughout our life. This includes how we have come to make sense of events in our life, how we have come to see ourselves, what our fears and hopes are, and how our internal system has come to be structured.
Central to my interests in all of this, or rather, two central lenses that I hold up to all this is that of Mindfulness-based approaches and holistic and multiplicity approaches, such as the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, Psychosynthesis, and the Enneagram. Mindfulness-based approaches help develop our capacity to be present and our capacity to be aware. Holistic approaches and multiplicity approaches, such as IFS, look at all aspects of our lives and our world, and hold that there are various parts and aspects to our being.
The hope for me is that through the material presented in this library we can begin to make a change in our world. The only way that it seems we can do that effectively is to first make changes within ourselves. It seems to me that we need to change our perspective, our understanding, the way we think and view the world. And that change has to be grounded in ourselves, in our bodies and psyches, our feelings and emotions, from where all things, I have come to believe, emerge. The material in this library, whether they are articles or videos, will be selected with that understanding in mind. Any suggestions you might have along these lines, with this goal in mind, please let me know.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Einstein