It doesn’t work and might drive you crazy: More on DIY spirituality

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Anyone who acts as their own lawyer has a fool for a client, as the old saying goes. We all know this, but somehow someone who serves as their own priest, spiritual father, confessor, or guru is wise?If you want to get fit and in shape, you see a physical trainer, maybe a dietician. If you want to get your accounts in order and plan for the future, you see a financial advisor. If you want to get the most out of your sporting endeavors, you see a coach. If you want to get past psychological … [Read more...]

The danger of do-it-yourself spirituality

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I was reading Tom Wolfe's 1976 New York magazine article, "The 'Me' Decade and the Third Great Awakening," and I was struck by the similarities with today.A significant change occurred in the culture after World War II, one that really manifested in the middle 1960s. Widespread economic growth allowed people previously unknown levels of self-indulgence. The focus on the self from all angles -- economic, spiritual, psychological, etc. -- began to intensify through the 1950s and '60s.The … [Read more...]


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