What You Don’t Know About Dysfunctional Families, Pain-Based Thinking, and Intergenerational Abuse

Originally posted on Life, Health, Career Coaching:
Evelyn Ryan, Yourlifelifter Bringing clarity to the root causes and sources of the family dysfunction will significantly help alleviate the self-blame and shame that abuse survivors experience and clear a path to healing and recovery. Dysfunctional abusive families are fueled by unhealed pain-based maladaptive thinking that has been passed on from generation to generation to generation. Most…

Buddhist or Postmodern?

Originally posted on No Zen in the West:
Ecology and dependent co-origination, emptiness and deconstruction, Queer theory and the relative nature of duality – why is it that Buddhism seems to speak so consistently to the cultural preoccupations of our time? About a month ago I graduated from a part-time BA completion program at California…

Essay: Tagore’s Love Affairs

by Aju Mukhopadhyay Expressions of love are different with different objects. With the divine, it is pure; we call it devotion or worship, but with fellow human beings, especially of the opposite sex, we find it tinged with desires of lust and other emotions. Love is the finest, and at the same time, the crudest…

Famous Opening Lines

Originally posted on 101 Books:
? I think some of the best book openings insert the reader into an immediate point of tension. There’s drama right off the bat. I can appreciate books that provide a lot of back story, but I have to make myself be patient. So I’m adding one section–“the opening line”–to my…