Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Bob Edelstein on his blog Authentic Engagement has a recent article entitled "We are No-thing -From no-thing-ness I discover my unique existential identity" in which he suggests an alternate paradigm to "being a somebody or something" in our culture.
"Crisis often mobilizes us to experience the transitory nature of life and our no-thing-ness. Acknowledging that we are no-thing goes against the cultural paradigm that all we are is some-thing. One must come from the space of one’s no-thing in order to be authentically some-thing." Read the full article
Bob Edelstein, L.M.F.T., M.F.T., is an Existential-Humanistic psychotherapist based in Portland, Oregon. In addition to being a therapist for over 36 years, he also provides consultation, supervision, and training for professionals, including a one-day workshop entitled Deepen Your Therapeutic Work Using an Existential-Humanistic Perspective. Bob is a founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Northwest Professional Organization and the Association for Humanistic Psychology - Oregon Community. He is a board member of the San Francisco based Existential-Humanistic Institute.
The Politics of Trust Network , the primary intiative of the John Vasconcellos Legacy Project, is actively building a coalition of concerned Californians to repair what is perceived by many as a broken political system, a divisive, partisan political system that is not meeting the needs of the people of California. Working towards a politics that is more inclusive, The John Vasconcellos Legacy Project has released a Charter that includes commitments to upcoming programs that support "a politics that is welcoming and inspiring, a politics of trust." View the JVLP Charter and list of programs here.
To see some of the historical events that informed the creation of the "The Politics of Trust Network" check out this recent article. Recognizing patterns in history the JVLP has put together an intriguing article entitled "31 Developments Propelling Us Toward A Politics of Trust".
Download the "31 Developments.."article here.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
HISTORY AND MISSION OF THE VASCONCELLOS LEGACY PROJECT
Read more about the Vasconcellos Legacy Project or visit the Politics of Trust website where you can find out more about the work they are doing to help empower and mobilize Californians for effective political change.