INTRODUCTION

At a certain time in one’s life, one can take time to reflect on life and the world in which one lives. Now, at the age of 76, it is time. I have been a somewhat thoughtful person over the years, but recently, having retired from a fifteen year career as an executive coach, my reflections have deepened as I reach the final years of my life. It has now become my vocation to research, think and write about a variety of subjects as they surface from time to time.

While I love my country and have a deep respect for its values, institutions and history, I have chosen not to write about political matters, with the exception of one chapter. There is plenty of discourse on the internet and it is unlikely that adding another voice will be that useful or interesting. I decided 12 years ago to stop listening to talking heads on television or radio. This has dramatically improved the quality of my life while I remain reasonably informed. I recommend it.

There are deeper existential questions as well as other meaningful concerns and stories that interest me. So I hope you find this thought provoking. It has been an interesting journey for me in creating some clarity amidst the mystery.

Bruce  Anderson
bruce.anderson8@icloud.com
Houston, Texas
November 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MY PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
MY PLACE IN HISTORY AND TIME
DOES THE HUMAN RACE HAVE A PURPOSE?
EVIDENCE BASED THINKING
FALSE FOUNDATIONAL PREMISE
THE FALSE FOUNDATION PREMISE-PART TWO
PHYSICALISM
CONSCIOUSNESS
NON DUALITY
PARAPSYCHOLOGY
BELIEFS
DEATH
SUMMARY
PREDICTION FOR 2016 ELECTION
SIN AND EVIL
I AM A FEMINIST
VIOLENCE
MIDLIFE CRISIS
RESPOND DON’T REACT
YOUR FATHER’S BLESSING
PREDICTIONS FROM 2016 ELECTION
BELOVED CIRCLES
SHADOW
GRIEF
COMPASSION
MENTAL MODELS
GROWING UP

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
BRUCE’S REFLECTIONS

A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality
Astrophysics For Those in a Hurry
Sapiens
 Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View  (not recommended unless you believe in astrology)
Passion of the Western Mind
The Leadership Mastery Map
The Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus.
Deep Awake: Wake Up to Oneness and Become a Lover of Life
Grace in Dying
Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying Ram Dass
Biography of Lee and Frances Anderson
Living an Examined Life James Hollis
Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy