Books I’m Reading – Neurosis and Human Growth

It seems so often the world we live in teaches us that we can be whomever we want, do what every we want, we just have to work hard at it. In this book, Karen Horney writes of the need to actualize the idealized self, that self that one wants the world to see gets prioritized over the so-important realization of the true self and the neurosis that arises as a result.

Setting Priorities, fun for the 9…

dedicating myself to has been in working with the Enneagram (one of our western civilization’s oldest tools for spiritual growth). It has been one of the most enlightening (and “gut wrenching”) things I have ever been exposed to. After a bit of confusion and brutal honesty, I realized that 9 is my central number… and that I have been working on 9 issues probably my whole life.