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Safe Places

We all need to feel safe, and throughout our lives, there are a variety of places that could be considered as such. Feeling safe affects our wellbeing at every level, from the primal, to the emotional, to the intellectual. For many of us, we don’t often have the opportunity to release our protective barriers, or to relax our emotional suppression; to wear our vulnerability on our sleeves. How often do we truly offer, without condition, to be and to hold that sacred safe space for another?

Ingroup of One

I think it’s essential to try and understand contrasting perspectives on anything relevant to being of service to humanity, and to be flexible when it comes to the ideals of certainty, knowing, meaning and wisdom.

Man v Woman: Reconciling the Masculine/Feminine Dichotomy

I am sorry. For what little it’s worth, I apologize to all women for the ways in which this world have been oriented to essentially cause you suffering from the moment you’re born. Even institutionalized childbirth is a distortion of the beautiful, simple, sacred and natural… merely one chapter in the vast historical dark and dysfunctional narrative that is Man v Woman. I, and all men, have also suffered greatly because of it — though few would likely admit to it, nor realize just how deeply the wound goes for us all.

What Really Is There to Overcome?

Ever since we’ve had psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, pharmaceuticals and grandiose illusions of purpose, meaning and happiness, we’ve had stigmatization and violent prejudice toward those who don’t sort nicely into categories of “normal” behavior. We’ve also dehumanized vast swathes of societies in favor of political, ideological, economical or dogmatic ignorance and stupidity.

The Through Line

There’s an element of our psychology that connects through all that we do, an integral, organic essence that carries forward — zigzagging as a dramatic line chart, dotted at significant events across the years of a lifetime. The y-axis, naturally, indicates emotional impact.