“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein   What is more infinite than space?  The imagination. The term “Imaginal Realm” was coined by Henry Corbin, a French scholar of Islamic studies in the mid-1900s. Corbin distinguished the imaginal realm from the imaginary realm. What is imaginary...

Dorothy feels afraid and powerless, and she doesn’t like it. Mean old Elmira Gulch is threatening to take away her dog, Toto, Dorothy’s closest friend and companion.  Aunt Em and Uncle Henry are too busy counting chicks to be bothered.  Zeke insists she be courageous, even...

The quest for happiness is as old as humankind. Where does happiness come from? While walking down the street, you notice a sandwich shop, and go in to order a meal. How do you decide what to order? Your choice began with an uncomfortable sensation (hunger), and...

My friend Michael, an expert rock climber, told me he wanted to do something special for my 50th birthday – take me up a famous rock climbing wall, Cathedral Peak, in Yosemite Valley. “Sure!” I replied. I some rock climbing experience in college, and 4 years...

During the summer of 1978, I was working as a traveling salesman. I drove through cities and towns in the southwestern states, selling jewelry and giftware to stores along the way. I had just completed a productive week in Las Vegas, where I made many sales. I...

Narcissism = Selfishness = Egotism: Are you more focused on yourself than on your partner? [Note: In this article, I speak as a masculine man in relationship to feminine women. Please adjust the gender terms to suit your relationship life.] In previous articles, I described narcissism as...

When it comes to love, everyone wants one thing: MORE! We all need love. And no one ever complains about having too much of it. If you want more love and if you want to enjoy extraordinary relationships in your life, don’t sit around hoping for a...

Most of us are somewhat confused about love. We yearn for love, and we need love.  But what does healthy love look like?  And how can we create it? Our confusion leads to all sorts of unconscious and irrational behavior, uncomfortable feelings, and reactivity in our relationships....