85 Years and Counting II: Marriage, Vulnerability, and A Need for the Other

85 Years and Counting II

Marriage, Vulnerability, and A Need for the Other

http://www.photoshelter.com/c/dlanderson/gallery/Herbert-Zelmyra-Fisher/G0000M21QnI2P7Lk/   (Herbert & Zelmyra Fisher by D. L. Anderson)

As a psychotherapist who earned my MA in Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco, I see beauty and importance in all religions and faiths–Christianity, Taoism, Ile Ife, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Native American teachings, Yoruban Cosmology, Voudon, etc.

The religious texts and teachings of each make significant contributions towards the spiritual development and evolution of individuals and humanity. I subscribe to Carl Jung’s axiom that religions as intricate psychological systems the humans used to meet the daily task of coping with life’s uncertainty and travails. Like Deepak Chopra advises, I encourage each individual to choose what religion best fits her or his personality.

In this vein I view the institution of marriage, whatever the culture of socio-economic strata, spiritual/religious belief or the lack thereof, as raising the issue of human vulnerability.

As humans we are social beings.

We need human connection. …

Read the rest @  my new Squidcast

…where the pain of family meets a change of heart…and compassion…

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~ by Anjuelle Floyd on March 26, 2010.

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