Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 4: Emotions and Feelings Part 1

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 4: Emotions and Feelings Part 1

 
 
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Human emotions are complex and widely called “feelings” when much of what we call our “feelings” are actually our opinions, our preferences, our ideals, and the stories that we repeatedly tell ourselves about what’s going within the interactive process we call “self.” In this two part episode we will talk about what emotions are and how the dangerous cycle of humiliation and rage can get going between individuals and groups in a way that leads to war and destruction, and prevents resolving conflicts. We will talk especially about the two great categories of human emotions — primary emotions (that we are born with) and secondary emotions that develop to allow us to compare and protect ourselves in human groups, especially our families and close others.

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 3: Conflict

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 3: Conflict

 
 
00:00 / 00:30:18
 
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What is the meaning of conflict? Why do the exact same conflicts often recur repeatedly and not lead to any solutions? In this episode, we will deconstruct the roots of conflict and see why conflicts are so repetitive, and why and how unity has to enter into the encounter or relationship in order for problems to resolve.

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 2: Why Enemies?

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 2: Why Enemies?

 
 
00:00 / 00:40:58
 
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Eleanor and I explore our reasons for starting a podcast: the major reason is to be able to hold hope a forum and a space in which we can explore from each our own perspectives the roots of war and peace. I start with the family and the unconscious tendency to “other” someone — to find someone to blame when things go wrong. Eleanor starts with the big issues left from the last century: is peace possible? what is democracy? do we have to have the massive destructive wars (of the 20th century) again? We want our listeners to know why we are doing this and to join in our conversation.

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 1: Enemies

Enemies: From War to Wisdom Episode 1: Enemies

 
 
00:00 / 00:40:12
 
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Why do we need enemies? From intimate relationships to politics, tribalism, and community, we cannot seem to stop dehumanizing each other. Are chronic conflicts in our families, societies, and nations inevitable? In this podcast, we analyze human hostilities from the most mundane to the most sophisticated as we apply psychology, psychoanalysis, art, spirituality, and relational theory in conversations about belonging and othering in our relationships and ideologies. Each program will reach for a fresh wisdom that shows us how to step back from creating enemies in our lives.