holy-grail-LWelcome to my blog. This blog combines ancient Confucian wisdom, our legacy of art and culture, smart psychology, cutting-edge science and human stories to provide an answer to life’s problems, help us realize our potential, enrich and deepen our relationships, forge a path for perfecting our society and bring us spiritual fulfillment. Ambitious? As the gatekeeper said of Confucius, “Isn’t he the man who was told a thing couldn’t be done and did it anyway?”

Confucius said that there was a central thread that went through his entire philosophy. I’m with him. This blog is about that core truth. All human beings have the same root of goodness. This is called our heart. Our problems stem from having lost connection with this root, which is our essential being. In other words, we have lost our hearts. By living a life of self-cultivation, we can reconnect with that which we are meant to be, and find the answer to all we seek. As Mencius, the great disciple of Confucius said, “The principle of self-cultivation consists in nothing but trying to find the lost heart.”

The Chinese character for the golden rule, or compassion, combines the character for “heart” with the one for “alike.” When we forge authentic connection by fully entering another’s experience, we find that our hearts are alike. From this perspective we act from a place of compassion. We treat others with love. To heal the world we need to foster our connectedness. The blogosphere has provided us with the greatest opportunity to connect that the world has ever known. That is the heart of the blogosphere. Please join with me in this conversation, so through our connection we advance the cause of universal development toward love.

Glenn Berger, Ph.D., LCSW is a psychotherapist, relationship counselor, EMDR practitioner, ADD coach, transformational leader, writer, lecturer and mentor with a private practice in New York City and Chappaqua, NY. He is married and has two children. Visit his website at www.GlennBerger.com.

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14 Responses to “About This Blog: Hearts Alike”

  1. Krister Willgren Says:

    I am enjoying your blog thoroughly. Hats off.

  2. Marisa Frasca Says:

    Mille Grazie. I look forward to more.


  3. This blog rocks! I gotta say, that I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read.. 🙂

    -Bill-Bartmann

  4. Kelli Garner Says:

    Thats very good to know… thanks

  5. Jeannette Says:

    Your blog is beautiful. The stories and images fill my imagination and make me feel happy and hungry at the same time. It all makes sense in a way that feels true all the way down. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. I have many thoughts like you but don’t write them out so nicely. I’ve read most everything by Jung and some of Joseph Campbell. Have you read Clarissa Pinkola Estes? She’s wonderful too. She’s a story-teller and wise-woman crone who tells deep truths in a sing-song way.

    Thank you for making me smile and chuckle a few times, and feel more connected to my most lively self.


  6. Wow! Quite impressive.
    I will definiitely be back for more!
    Nice.

  7. donagorr Says:

    I congratulate, this remarkable idea is necessary just by the way

  8. DESEMEDDY Says:

    pleasing answers i like it


  9. Your blog touches the core truth upon which happiness is built: our connectedness across the centuries and among diversities reveals that we are all alike.

    Reading your blog makes me long to spend hours in the library again, researching the many philosophers and thinkers discovering the points where they meet.

    I’m blessed to have found your work.

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