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.
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
PREDICTION FOR 2016 ELECTION
SIN AND EVIL
I AM A FEMINIST
RESPOND DON’T REACT
YOUR FATHER’S BLESSING
PREDICTIONS FROM 2016 ELECTION
The MYER BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR
CHECKLIST FOR PREVENTION OF INFECTION
SPIRAL DYNAMICS-A WAY OF UNDERSTANDING OUR POLITICAL AND CULTURAL CLIMATE
A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality
Astrophysics For Those in a Hurry
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
Phenomena-The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge