Do you regard psychotherapy or counseling as useful?

ET: The essential factor in therapy is the state of consciousness of the therapist, regardless of the modality that the therapist is using. One would think that a psychotherapy such as Jungian has much more of a spiritual dimension to it than Freudian, for example. To some extent that’s true, but the actual method or modality used is really […]

If adversity can help us become more conscious, what about when the life situation is going well?

You can either be forced into awakening, in which case you have to wait until things fall apart around you or death approaches—or you can voluntarily embrace awakening, which is what you are doing right now (along with most of you reading these words). In other words, you choose presence. You choose to look around […]

When I Become Very Agitated

Q: What do I do with the agitated state I experience? KE: Agitation is interesting. Something is stirring up, wanting to be changed. And the mere asking of a question about it implies that there is some resistance to agitation, some form of non-acceptance. Somehow we’ve learned to not be okay with what arises within. […]