“Character Disorders in Real Time” appearing in 2018 issue of Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing

My mother wanted to avoid looking back at my father’s character disorder and how that secret had brought down our family. “You’ve just got to forget the past,” she said periodically. But I persisted in examining chaotic childhood events with the hope that time would give me the perspective to understand them.

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The Reality of Grace

Once we perceive the reality of grace, our understanding of ourselves as meaningless and insignificant is shattered… The existence of grace is prima facie evidence not only of the reality of God but also of the reality that God’s will is devoted to the growth of the individual human spirit.
– M. Scott Peck

Those with Character Disorders

Those with character disorders…see the world rather than themselves as being in need of change and therefore fail to recognize the necessity for self-examination. — M. Scott Peck

The Greatest Risk is Growing Up

Of the thousands of risks we can take in a lifetime, the greatest is the risk of growing up… It is only through a vast amount of experience and a lengthy and successful maturation that we gain the capacity to see the world and our place in it realistically.   — M. Scott Peck