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M. Scott Peck: Stages Of Spiritual Development

Stages Of Spiritual Development (The Cheat Sheet) How To Argue With Purpose Those who disagree are often the source of tension, turmoil, and total civil unrest. Like gadflies they just annoy everyone within close proximity, arguing with no purpose, no rhyme, and no rational counter-argument. … Read More

Signs Of Humility: 3 Unmistakable Traits

The Meaning Of Humility If you’re anything like me you assumed humility meant humiliation.  As if humility is just a forced feeding of humble pie when one gets a little too puffed up; too arrogant and full of themselves. Someone or something has to bring … Read More

Step 12 AA: Smash The Delusion!

“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” Step 12 AA Step 12 Mandate #1: Carry This Message You know what grinds my gears? When you ask … Read More

Step 10 AA: The Daily Knockout Factor

“Continued To Take Personal Inventory And When We Were Wrong Promptly Admitted It.”-Step 10 AA You made it through the meat and potatoes. The first nine steps have left you well-fed and plump. Emotional indigestion notwithstanding, I’d argue you’re in a much better position than … Read More

Step 8 AA: Some Faith, A List, & Readiness

“Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.”– Step 8 AA Choice Theory William Glasser, the renegade behaviorism-is-for-chumps psychiatrist, had some radical concepts that I believe can aid us in uncovering precisely the purpose of … Read More

Smart Recovery Handbook: The ABC Crash Course (REBT)

Therapeutic Presuppositions Presuppositions, as a necessary precondition for knowledge, have always fascinated me. When in my early twenties I was first introduced to Cornelius Van Til and his celebrated presuppositional apologetics my brain practically burned out at the synapses. Like the so-called transcendental argument, I … Read More

20 Revolutionary Carl Jung Quotes

Who Is C.G. Jung? “Carl Jung, in full Carl Gustav Jung, (born July 26, 1875, Kesswil, Switzerland—died June 6, 1961, Küsnacht), Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology, in some aspects a response to Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the … Read More

30 Life-Changing Epictetus Quotes

Who Is Epictetus? “A Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the consistency and power of his ethical thought and for effective methods of teaching. Epictetus’s chief concerns are with integrity, self-management, and personal freedom, which he … Read More

Sobriety And Depression: Startling Facts Of Early Recovery

Can Sobriety Cause Depression? One of the best descriptions I’ve ever encountered of early sobriety is relevant here: “a steady low-level depression and a persistent gut-wrenching impending-doomism.”  Sobriety and depression are undeniably connected, particularly in early sobriety. Runs contrary to the pink cloud version often … Read More