“When we are spiritually bypassing, we often use the goal of awakening or liberation to rationalize what I call premature transcendence: trying to rise above the raw and messy side of our humanness before we have fully faced and made peace with it. And then we tend to use absolute truth to disparage or dismiss relative human needs, feelings, psychological problems, relational difficulties, and developmental deficits. I see this as an ‘occupational hazard’ of the spiritual path.” Spiritual bypassing is a term coined by pioneering author, clinical psychologist, and psychotherapist, John Welwood. According to him, “If there’s a large gap between our practice and our human side, we remain unripe. Our practice may ripen, but our life doesn’t. And there’s a certain point when that gap becomes very painful.” He shares more in this fascinating interview.
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I grew up in the small town of Amesbury Massachusetts, 30mins north of Boston MA. I Spent most of my summers on Sebago Lake and thats where I fell in love with Maine. After working in many radio stations from Boston to Portland ME, I find myself here! Bangor, ME and I love it! I was Born early 90s and love the music we play! Feel free to reach me on social @MattyOnAir