Stories To Grow By

 

These are stories from Father William’s life. He tells them to better understand the nature of his pilgrimage – how far he’s come and how far he has to go. Others report reading the stories helps them start remembering their own stories – and seeing their own pilgrimages more clearly. They are listed alphabetically by title. Enjoy…

AN EXCESS OF PATRIARCHY

This is an introduction to a book about “Leadership & The Feminine” I may get around to finishing some day.  On its own, it’s a pretty good introduction to the psychological notions of Feminine and Masculine as opposed to the biological notions of male and female.  It includes a self-assessment that lets you look at your own balance of Feminine and Masculine as well as a good dose of Father William’s life stories…

COMPLEMENTARY WHOLENESS

DIRECTION OF ERROR

EDEN & THIRD AGE

FOUR STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL GROWTH

IMPRINTINGS & THE LEVELS OF THE UNCONSCIOUS

JUST GO!

Sometimes when we’re confused about where to go, it’s best to wait for clarity. But waiting for our own clarity is very different from waiting for someone else to tell us what to do or who to be. When it’s that’s the case, it’s often better to “just go” and see what we can discover about life for ourselves…

MAURICE & WIN-WIN

Even though I’ve been in the “teacher” role for the last forty-five years,most of the time I’ve been the biggest learner.  Usually the important learnings have been accompanied by some pain, Maurice certainly put me through some…

MOPS, MOMENTS & MIRRORS

This story is about learning to become “A Giver of Moments.”  It’s also sub-titled “We’re Off to Be the Wizard.”  It’s about losing my self-esteem, being helped to find it again and learning to offer that help to others…

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL & UNCONSCIOUS IMPRINTING

THE LIGHT & THE PYRAMID

TRANSFORMATION & THE GROWTH WAVE

These are bits of another book FW might finish some day…

Part 1:  “Sixties Hippie Horse shit”

Part 2: “Who’s Walling In & Out?”

Part 3:  “Direction Shift: Outer to Inner”

Part 4:  “The Discerning-Judging Paradox”

Part 5:  “Back to the Garden”

Letters to Father William are listed alphabetically by title…

FROM STRIVING TO SAVOURING

“The brain of a seasoned Type A is programmed for insatiable striving. When we stop the activity of achievement, seeping regrets and guilt quickly condense and coat the skull walls…”

GIRL JUST WANTS TO HAVE FUN…

“But this road I’m traveling as I assume new roles (wife, coach) is really scary… Each decision feels so big that I make it all so serious and pondering and deep – and then I lose my joy…”

I AM NOT A THIRD AGER!

I’m like a kid in a candy store with all the possibilities open to me! There’s no way I consider myself a Third Ager…”

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

“We’d be a lot more comfortable if I could get another corporate job…”  “My job makes me work longer to make ends meet – I can’t stand the increasing pressure…”

RESISTANT TO THIRD AGE AS “SPECIAL”

The guidance, humor and life experience you offer is universal and useful to folks of many ages and stages of life. Why are you addressing yourself only to Third Agers and leaving the rest of us out?

SON IS RIGHT TO BE CAUTIOUS

I am really into this Third Age stuff for myself, but I also would like to share what I am learning about personal fulfillment with my 82 year old mother…”

WRONG NOT TO WORK

YOU SHOULD HAVE A DAUGHTER JUST LIKE YOU

My 23 year old daughter is in therapy where she has begun to look hard at her life, and she sees some areas in her childhood where she feels I let her down…”

These are stories from others who have impacted Father William’s life.  They are listed alphabetically by title. Enjoy…

ARE YOU MAKING A LIVING OR MAKING A DYING? – JOE DOMINGUEZ

THE CALL – ORIAH MOUNTAIN DREAMER

THE PILGRIM (CHAPTER 33) – KRIS KRISTOFFERSON