The second portion of the Diamond Sutra – Abridged and Reworded by M Todd Preface: Innumerable readings of this precious gift yield new insights – it is a book to be read for the duration of one’s life; a spiritual … Continue reading The Diamond Sutra; Volumes 16 – 32 (By Michael Todd)
The Diamond Sutra could stand alone as an entry into the most profound spiritual practice; those who read it – even disregarding other Sutra’s, are destined for enlightenment according to the Buddha. Buddhism and the spiritual descendants of it (most … Continue reading The “Diamond Sutra” – further abridged, for people with limited time. (Chapters 1-14)
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People seem to be quite open when you ask them to identify themselves, or their religion, by a name or an affiliation (Christian, Jewish, Protestant, Snake Handler, etc …) … Some people are self avowed “spiritual” people. My analysis of … Continue reading Don’t Assume “God is Love” – the limitations of constructing God.
A Single, Powerful Meditation Tip … Continue reading A Single, Powerful Meditation Tip …
On Alienation There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation. Eugene Ionesco Premise: The satisfaction of the horror of alienation … Continue reading Alienation as the prime motivating force of all human behaviour.
The simple, 3 step process by which we willingly abandon bliss. Our first impulse, in dealings with others, is to think “they.” Initially, I was alone. My beliefs guided my actions – my construct of beliefs guided my overall view … Continue reading Part 1: The simple, 3 step process by which we willingly abandon bliss.
Diagnosing Personality Disorders (Psychopathy), Depression and Anxiety in Youth As a psychotherapist and a crisis counsellor, it seems that there’s a constant, unceasing background argument that mental health disorders (particularly autistic and conduct disorders) is on the rise. Evidence that … Continue reading Diagnosing Personality Disorders (Psychopathy), Depression and Anxiety in Youth (Some Discussion of Suicide).
If the ultimate (and initial) goal, in therapy, is to initiate a discussion with the client that enables them to better understand and empower themselves … how to accomplish said goal with a young person with “nothing” to say? Psychotherapist’s … Continue reading Working with young people in Therapy … or “playing the game”. (Sometime’s Poker, Sometime’s Chess).
5 things that keep us from appreciating life, and blunt it’s value. – Michael Todd The chances of being born into a human body are like the chances of a sea turtle in the pacific ocean … wandering. The chances … Continue reading Turtle in the Ocean