From humanmeaning.org

Year Two: A Chance to Explore with Us.

I am both humbled and, at the same time, paradoxicallysurprised and not surprised by the overwhelming response to our online presence here at SPOKE. I had built a foundation for a high-quality web magazine exploring human meaning prior to starting our first live “Human Meaning Exploration Group” – an 8-week small group intensive that met…

A Call to Wake the Sleeper

Jesus’ Sayings Read as Zen Koans ____________________________________________________________________             This problem is easily recognized by Zen Buddhism. It is for this reason that Zen does not ask the practitioner to earn their own enlightenment, for how can enlightenment come from the self when the self lies sleeping in the vale of illusion? Rather, the practitioner is…

Navigating Through Meaning

Humans are symbol-making, symbol-using, and most importantly, symbol-needing creatures. Our capacity to engage life symbolically is what creates our cultures and ultimately, what makes us human; however, it is also this capacity that makes life an uncharted quest for meaning that few are taught to navigate. Why is it that humans seek marriage, reputation, outward…

Pushing Through Suffering…

…entering the Other Sides of Human Meaning. The work of Dr. Edith Eger. Why did I survive? What is the purpose in my life? What meaning can I get from my suffering? How can I help myself and others endure the hardest parts of life and experience passion and joy? Dr. Edith Eva Eger wrote…

Isn’t it time to Explore for “Meaning?”

I am as big a Marvel fan as anyone (I had actually read the Infinity Gauntlet decades ago) but realized recently that in a culture which offers less and less opportunities for meaningful action we are being fed no less than 40 major superhero franchises (if you add DC) to live vicariously through. That is a…