Monthly Archives: April 2022

THINKING ABOUT ‘ENTHEOS,’ PART IV

This morning Gentle Reader I will conclude our brief exploration of ‘Entheos.’  Greenleaf continues, and writes: As entheos becomes a more constant companion, one moves toward the minimum difference between the outside and inside images of the self; one becomes … Continue reading

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THINKING ABOUT ‘ENTHEOS,’ PART III

Gentle Reader as I continue to offer you Greenleaf’s thinking about ‘Entheos’ I invite you to continue to read and reflect upon what he offers and I invite you to pay attention to what emerges from within you as you … Continue reading

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THINKING ABOUT ‘ENTHEOS,’ PART II

Seek out that particular mental attitude which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive. – William James Greenleaf continues: I see entheos as the essence that makes a constructive life possible; it is the sustaining force that holds one … Continue reading

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THINKING ABOUT ‘ENTHEOS,’ PART I

The way to do is to be. –Lao Tzu In his 1962 essay, Greenleaf introduces us to the concept of ‘Entheos.’  Seven years later, when Greenleaf began to write on the ‘servant theme’ this concept became one of the major … Continue reading

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‘THIS MATTER OF CHOICE’

This is the unresolved question: What price do I pay for where I choose to stand? –Diana Trilling In his 1962 essay, Greenleaf writes: …this matter of choice.  Most of us live our lives the way we want to and … Continue reading

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