A letter to my former buddhist meditation teacher (circa 1986).
Does science prove the existence of the afterlife?
People of faith tend to have better therapy outcomes than people who don’t. What should you do if your religion is important in your life and you are in therapy?
Do we really have free will? Are we asking the right people for the answer?
There is a point of deep, true goodness inside you that can be nurtured and grown. If we hang onto the good in ourselves and look for the good in others, we can begin to repair the hurt in our lives.
Often I hear of people who enter treatment with deep questions about the meaning of their own life and life in general, and then come to belief in God.
Traditional Jewish wisdom identifies depression, its causes, and potential healing methods.
Should we be asking more about the spiritual reasons for depression?
To me, it’s important to be thankful and remember where I came from.
I believe that having someone to feel grateful to, is a necessary component of an effective gratitude practice.