Welwood was a pioneer in the field of East–West psychology and coined the term “spiritual bypassing.”
Living with someone we love, with all the joys and challenges, is one of the best ways to grow spiritually. But real awakening only happens, says renowned psychologist John Welwood, in the charnel ground where we acknowledge and work with our wounds, fears, and illusions.
By allowing yourself the space to be as you are, you discover a self-existing sanity that lies deeper than thought or feeling. For many of us this may be the hardest path of all—opening our hearts to ourselves.
Western psychology and Buddhism—together they offer us a complete diagnosis of the human condition. Three psychotherapists discuss.
The false prophet and the genuine spiritual master both undermine the habitual patterns of self. Yet there is an important difference between them.