What makes us tick?

What makes us do what we do? What compels us to action? For human beings, I believe, these motivations speak to the very heart of the matter, the soul.

The great spiritual traditions on this planet have a similar goal, that people grow beyond their ego to some sort of insight leading to a higher consciousness. The “Kingdom of God” is the metaphor that Jesus used to describe this process.

Jim Baugh, a clinical psychologist in Jackson and a fellow Episcopalian, wrote a book in 1980 entitled Solutions Training.  In the book he describes five irrational beliefs, called “drivers”.  These messages are “life-commands” of our culture.  They are taught us by parents, schools, churches and the other authorities of our culture.  These “drivers” are the part of the world view of our culture.

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