The Importance of Being

If “well-being” — [defined as] functioning well as a person, not as an instrument — is the supreme goal of one’s efforts, two specific ways stand out that lead to the attainment of this goal: Breaking through one’s narcissism and breaking through the property structure of one’s existence. –Erik Fromm, The Art of Being What Fromm means by “breaking through the property structure” is for us to focus less on doing and having and more on being. In my view, if we are secure in who we are, strongly rooted from a sense of self, our actions and “property” (stuff) will … Continue reading

BOO! Leaving Your Comfort Zone

If we don’t push ourselves to move and explore outside our comfort zone we can become like the walking dead, eating other’s flesh. (I thought a bit of a Halloween/zombie theme would be timely). Life can be quite spooky if we don’t step outside of our comfort zone. Spooky dull. Deficient. We become hungrier and hungrier, but eating the same diet just doesn’t satisfy. And, too often in our states of dissatisfaction and comfort, we live off the lives of others. We become frighteningly zombie-like if we give into letting our routines and habits live our life for us. A favorite quote of mine that is … Continue reading