Introduction to Living Beyond Life Addictions®

Introduction to Living Beyond Life Addictions®

Even though I have a non-traditional education based on Buddhist philosophy, I still became dissatisfied with traditional psychology once I began to work as a counselor,  Diagnosing people and/or using cognitive behavioral therapy often does not help them create...
The Illusion of Subservience

The Illusion of Subservience

Believing that we are somehow beneath another because they seem to have access to knowledge, power, or abilities that we do not is the illusion of subservience. We might even feel we need to obey or follow them. I’m not saying this to offend anyone, but we are often...
The Illusion of Permanence

The Illusion of Permanence

It is not impermanence that makes us suffer.  What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not. Thich Nat Han Everything in our world is impermanent. Yet, we try to live as though it is permanent. Another way to put this is that we “pretend”...
The Illusion of Separation

The Illusion of Separation

We are not born believing we are separate individuals. That is something we learn. In fact, it takes about 2-3 years for us to accept it. Children will refer to things in the third person. They will refer to a toy such as “Jake’s” toy sometimes, even with a question...
The Illusion of Control

The Illusion of Control

This illusion might be one of the easier to identify. We have all had experiences where we thought we were in charge only to discover that we had little or no control whatsoever! Becoming trapped in the illusion of control is a pretty standard human experience. Some...
The Illusion of Truth

The Illusion of Truth

“You cannot know the truth. You can only BE the truth.” Lester Levenson “The truth shall set you free” is a popular quote from the bible many have used to express or bring to light things that have been overlooked or ignored. On the relative level, yes, there are...